Corticosteroid-induced Kaposi's Sarcoma Revealed by Severe Anemia: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Corticosteroid-induced Kaposi's Sarcoma Revealed by Severe Anemia: A Case Report and Literature Review. Intern Med. 2019 Nov 08;: Authors: Endo G, Nagata N Abstract We herein report a case of gastrointestinal (GI) Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) without cutaneous involvement in a 73-year-old man who had received immunosuppressive drugs for granulomatosis with polyangiitis. After one year of prednisolone use, he presented with tarry stool and severe anemia. Endoscopic and pathological examinations revealed bright-reddish protruding lesions with proliferating spindle cells positive for D2-40, CD34, and HHV-8, which are definitively diagnostic of GI-KS. Drug-induced KS without HIV infection or transplantation is extremely rare, and its clinical features remain unknown. Therefore, we conducted a literature review of steroid-induced KS. PMID: 31708542 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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