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A Case of Myasthenia Gravis Associated With Kaposi Sarcoma

Peköz, Taylan MD; Evlice, Ahmet MD; Koc, Filiz MD

doi: 10.1097/WNQ.0000000000000031
Case Reports

Kaposi sarcoma (KSs) is a slowly progressive systemic multicentric tumor, which affects the skin. KSs may also occur in patients receiving immunosuppressive treatment regimens. A 46-year-old woman was evaluated for skin rash at lower extremities. She was diagnosed as myasthenia gravis associated with thymoma and was receiving a combined pyridostigmine-corticosteroid therapy. Skin biopsy was evaluated in favor of KS. Myasthenia gravis along with KS rarely come across in patients; therefore, the case was evaluated in light of the previous medical literature.

Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Prof. Dr Filiz Koc, MD, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey (e-mail: koc.filiz@gmail.com).

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