Oral Kaposi sarcoma: a case of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome

Zoi Papagatsia, Judith Jones, Peter Morgan, Anwar R. Tappuni

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Wider use of highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) for human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1)infected patients has significantly altered the pattern of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-related clinical signs and symptoms and has revolutionized the therapeutic modalities for these patients. Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is a paradox of clinical worsening of opportunistic infections in the context of response to HAART and immunological recovery. Here we present a case of oral IRIS-related Kaposi sarcoma (KS) that appeared in an advanced HIV-1-infected patient introduced to HAART and was treated by surgical removal and antiretroviral therapy. (Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2009; 108: 70-75)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70 - 75
Number of pages6
JournalOral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology and Endodontics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009


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