n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Managing AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma and pregnancy : case report
|Article Title||Managing AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma and pregnancy : case report|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Stellenbosch University|
|Publication Date||Jun 2013|
|Pages||87 - 88|
An estimated 30 - 40% of HIV-infected patients are likely to develop cancer during the progression of their disease. The occurrence of malignancy among these patients represents a difficult challenge in their care. Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) - currently the most common tumour observed with an estimated incidence of 15 - 20% - represents the first manifestation of AIDS in 30 - 40% of patients. Any organ may be involved, but the gastrointestinal tract and lung remain the most frequently involved locations. The case described here presented a clinical and ethical dilemma where visceral KS, pregnancy and medical complications required multi-disciplinary management.
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