Soft Tissue
Low / intermediate grade vascular tumors
Transplant associated laposi sarcoma

Author: Vijay Shankar, M.D.

Revised: 31 January 2018, last major update November 2012

Copyright: (c) 2002-2018,, Inc.

PubMed search: Transplant [title] associated kaposi sarcoma

Related topics: Kaposi sarcoma

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Cite this page: Shankar, V. Transplant associated kaposi sarcoma. website. Accessed June 25th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Occurs months to years after high dose immunosuppressive therapy; 0.2 - 1.0% of kidney transplants
  • Skin or metastatic lesions present
  • Skin lesions may regress if immunosuppression is stopped
  • Usually fatal if spreads to viscera
Case reports
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