Gastric and Peritoneal Involvement of Human Herpes Virus 8 Related Kaposi Sarcoma in a Patient with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

  • Nuno Ribeiro Ferreira Internal Medicine Departmen, Hospital São Francisco Xavier- Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental
  • Patricia Vicente Internal Medicine Department, Hospital São Francisco Xavier, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental
  • Rui Costa Internal Medicine Department, Hospital São Francisco Xavier, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental
  • Carolina Gouveia Internal Medicine Department, Hospital São Francisco Xavier, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental
  • Sofia Mateus Internal Medicine Department, Hospital São Francisco Xavier, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental

Keywords

Human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, human herpes virus 8, Kaposi sarcoma, carcinomatosis.

Abstract

Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is one of the most frequent neoplastic diseases in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The authors report the case of a 40-year-old male with ascites, peripheral edema and peritoneal carcinomatosis secondary to a gastric KS related to human herpes virus type 8 (HHV-8). The patient had severe immunodeficiency, with a TCD4+ count of 86 cells/µl and newly diagnosed acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. His clinical condition rapidly deteriorated, with multiorgan failure, and he died without the possibility of initiating antiretroviral therapy or chemotherapy. To the authors’ knowledge, carcinomatosis is a rare feature in KS.

Author Biographies

Nuno Ribeiro Ferreira,
Internal Medicine Departmen, Hospital São Francisco Xavier- Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental Internal Medicine Department

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  • Published: 2015-09-07

    Issue: Vol 2 No 5 (2015) (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Ferreira, N., Vicente, P., Costa, R., Gouveia, C., & Mateus, S. (2015). Gastric and Peritoneal Involvement of Human Herpes Virus 8 Related Kaposi Sarcoma in a Patient with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2(5). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2015_000260