n African Journal of Laboratory Medicine - Coexistence of Kaposi sarcoma and Molluscum contagiosum on the same site in a HIV-AIDS patient : a very rare occurrence - case study

Volume 8 Number 1
  • ISSN : 2225-2002
  • E-ISSN: 2225-2010



Introduction: There have been numerous reported opportunistic infections among HIV/AIDS patients. However, coexistence of Kaposi sarcoma and Molluscum contagiosum on the same site is a rare finding.

Case presentation: A 37-year-old man poorly adherent to antiretroviral therapy presented with Molluscum contagiosum and Kaposi sarcoma occurring simultaneously on numerous skin lesions around mid-2017 at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto State, Nigeria.

Management and outcome: The patient was counselled and re-initiated on a second-line highly active antiretroviral therapy regimen. The patient’s lesions resolved three months later.

Discussion: The case is presented to improve the index of suspicion among clinicians and pathologists on such rare occurrences.

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