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E-IJD CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 523

Lichen planus-like keratosis: Another differential diagnosis for kaposi sarcoma


1 Department of Dermatology, Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea González, Mexico
2 Centro de Investigación de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias (INER), Mexico

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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.164445

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Epidemic Kaposi sarcoma is a common finding among HIV/AIDS patients that are not under antiretroviral treatment, and sometimes it is the first sign of the disease. However, it can be seen even in patients with undetectable viral load and high CD 4 cell count. Under these circumstances, the clinical presentation can be atypical in location or number. For this reason, the number of differential diagnosis is increased and biopsy of the suspicious lesions is essential for an accurate diagnosis and further apropiate treatment.


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