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The Korean Journal of Medicine 2009;77(3): 371-376.
에이즈 환자에서 발생한 위장 카포시 육종 1예
정덕원·장현하·황희영·김혜인·박가영·김신우·이종명, , , , , ,
A case of gastrointestinal Kaposi sarcoma in a patient with AIDS
Duk-Won Chung, Hyun-Ha Chang, Hee-Young Hwang, Hye-In Kim, Ga-Young Park, Shin-Woo Kim, Jong-Myung Lee
ABSTRACT
Kaposi sarcoma in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is rarely seen in Korea and the incidence has declined in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Visceral involvement in patients having AIDS with Kaposi sarcoma is more common than in patients infected with non-human immunodeficiency virus. Visceral involvement may be asymptomatic and usually does not require specific therapy. Chemotherapy is usually used in symptomatic or rapidly progressive disease, and interferon- alpha can be applied as an alternative treatment option. Compared to cutaneous Kaposi sarcoma in AIDS, only three cases of gastrointestinal Kaposi sarcoma in patients with AIDS have been reported in Korea, and no experience with interferon therapy for AIDS-associated visceral Kaposi sarcoma has been reported. We report a case of gastrointestinal Kaposi sarcoma in a patient with AIDS who had combined treatment with interferon-alpha and HAART. (Korean J Med 77:371-376, 2009)
Keywords: Kaposi sarcoma; AIDS; Gastrointestinal tract
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