Kaposi’s Sarcoma in an Atopic Dermatitis Patient: A Case Report and a Review of Literature
Article first published online: 8 MAR 2011
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 28, Issue 5, pages 547–549, September/October 2011
How to Cite
Salem, H. A., El Sohafy, M. and Abd El Gawad, M. (2011), Kaposi’s Sarcoma in an Atopic Dermatitis Patient: A Case Report and a Review of Literature. Pediatric Dermatology, 28: 547–549. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01347.x
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2011
- Article first published online: 8 MAR 2011
Abstract: A 7-year-old girl suffering from atopic dermatitis developed multiple lesions of Kaposi’s sarcoma, which could not be categorized under any one of the four known types of Kaposi’s sarcoma (classic, human immunodeficiency virus-associated, endemic, or iatrogenic). We propose that atopic dermatitis may cause susceptibility to human herpes virus 8 infection, which is related to the pathogenesis of Kaposi’s sarcoma.