Korean J Dermatol.  2002 Jul;40(7):825-828.

A Case of Recurrent Kaposi's Sarcoma after Cyclosporine Treatment in Kidney Transplantation Patient

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea. sunnie90@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Kaposi's sarcoma is an unusual neoplasm that has proved to be an enigma in many ways since its original description by Kaposi in 1872. Of the several different type of Kaposi's sarcoma, iatrogenically immunosuppressed patients predisposed to Kaposi's sarcoma are usually either transplant recipients or patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy. We report a case of recurrent Kaposi's sarcoma in a 56 year old male, which has occurred during the cyclosporine therapy of kidney transplantation. Cyclosporine was discontinued and chemotherapy began and the resolution of Kaposi's sarcoma has been obtained. Cyclosporine maintenance therapy was started again for the prevention of graft rejection. But 1 year later, Kaposi's sarcoma recurred probably due to re-use of cyclosporine.

Keyword

Kaposi's sarcoma; Recurrent; Cyclosporine; Transplantation

MeSH Terms

Cyclosporine*
Drug Therapy
Graft Rejection
Humans
Kidney Transplantation*
Kidney*
Male
Middle Aged
Sarcoma, Kaposi*
Transplantation
Cyclosporine
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