2016, Cilt 25, Sayı 0, Sayfa(lar) 136-138
Kaposi Sarcoma in A Chronic Renal Failure Patient Treated by Hemodialysis
DOI 10.5262/tndt.2016.31
Murat TUĞCU1, Umut KASAPOĞLU1, Çağlar RUHİ1, Elif SAYMAN2
1Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Department of Nephrology, İstanbul, Turkey
2Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Department of Pathology, İstanbul, Turkey
Keywords: Kaposi sarcoma, Chronic renal failure, Hemodialysis, Immunologic dysfunction, Human Herpes Virus 8

Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a neoplasm characterized by abnormal angiogenesis that can present with cutaneous lesions. It requires infection with Human Herpes Virus 8 (HHV-8) and is associated with a dysfunctional immune system. Here, we report the case of KS in a patient who underwent hemodialysis (HD) to treat chronic renal failure (CRF). This case is another example of CRF- and HD-associated immunologic dysregulation possibly resulting in the development of KS due to activation of HHV-8.

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