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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

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CAPOTE PEREIRA, Lázaro L et al. Post-transplantation Kaposi sarcoma: a favorable treatment course. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2009, vol.38, n.2. ISSN 0138-6557.

ABSTRACT This is the second report in Cuba from a patient undergoes a renal transplantation who received an immunosuppressive scheme based on Imuran, Cyclosporine and Prednisone. Twenty months post-transplantation is seen in consulting room from macular, nodular, in red-violet plaques lesions distributed in whole body except in the face and neck as well as nodular lesions in soft palate. We obtained a skin biopsy with a diagnosis of Kaposi's sarcoma and Warthin Starry dye was performed. Cyclosporine treatment was stopped and Imuran was decreased. Lesions disappeared gradually until achieving almost a 100 % of recovery at three months approximately after decrease the immunosuppressive dose. Creatinine figures have not a significant increase despite immunosuppression reduction and decrease of anticalcineurinic dose improved dermatologic lesions course of such patient.

Keywords : Kaposi's sarcoma; renal transplantation..

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