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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28-30

AIDS-associated Kaposi sarcoma mimicking bleeding peptic ulcer disease


1 Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases Unit, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos; Department of Internal Medicine, Federal Medical Center, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
2 Department of Histopathology, Histopathology Unit, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria
3 Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology Unit, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria
4 Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases Unit, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ayanfe Omololu
Department of Internal Medicine, Federal Medical Center, Abeokuta, Ogun State
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/NJGH.NJGH_3_20

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Kaposi sarcoma (KS) was the first AIDS defining malignancy described, and it commonly involves the skin, although visceral lesions exist. Visceral KS lesions are easy to miss, especially when symptoms are atypical or suggestive of another condition. This is a case of KS of the stomach in an HIV/AIDS patient presenting with symptoms, suggestive of bleeding peptic ulcer disease.


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