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The first reported case of Kaposi’s sarcoma in an AIDS patient in Sri Lanka

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H. P. Perera ,

National STD/AIDS Control Programme, No 29, De Saram Place, Colombo 10, LK
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Consultant Venereologist
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K. Buddhakorale,

Dr. Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital, LK
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Consultant Venereologist
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K. Satgurunathan,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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Consultant Dermatologist
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P. Angunawela

University of Colombo, LK
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Senior Professor in Pathology, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine
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Abstract

Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) is a rare angioproliferative neoplasm associated with human herpes virus type 8 (HHV-8) infection. Kaposi’s sarcoma is an AIDS defining illness. Here we report the first case of cutaneous Kaposi’s sarcoma reported in Sri Lanka in an AIDS patient in 2009.
How to Cite: Perera, H.P. et al., (2017). The first reported case of Kaposi’s sarcoma in an AIDS patient in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine. 3, pp.38–40. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/joshhm.v3i0.61
Published on 27 Dec 2017.
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