Kaposi Sarcoma in a Chronic Renal Failure Patient Treated by Hemodialysis


Tugcu M., Kasapoglu U., Ruhi C. , Sayman E.

TURKISH NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS AND TRANSPLANTATION JOURNAL, cilt.25, ss.136-138, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 25
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5262/tndt.2016.31
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS AND TRANSPLANTATION JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.136-138

Özet

Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a neoplasm characterized by abnormal angiogenesis that can present with cutaneous lesions. It requires infection with Human Herpes Virus 8 (HHV-8) and is associated with a dysfunctional immune system. Here, we report the case of KS in a patient who underwent hemodialysis (HD) to treat chronic renal failure (CRF). This case is another example of CRF- and HD-associated immunologic dysregulation possibly resulting in the development of KS due to activation of HHV-8.