Managing AIDS-related Kaposi’s sarcoma and pregnancy

Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine

Field Value
Title Managing AIDS-related Kaposi’s sarcoma and pregnancy
Creator Barnardt, Pieter
Subject Oncology; Pregnancy; AIDS HIV; AIDS; Kaposi's sarcoma; Pregnancy Oncology
Description An estimated 30 - 40% of HIV-infected patients are likely to develop cancer during the progression of their disease. The occurrence of malignancy among these patients represents a difficult challenge in their care. Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) – currently the most common tumour observed with an estimated incidence of 15 - 20% – represents the first manifestation of AIDS in 30 - 40% of patients. Any organ may be involved, but the gastrointestinal tract and lung remain the most frequently involved locations. The case described here presented a clinical and ethical dilemma where visceral KS, pregnancy and medical complications required multi-disciplinary management.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2013-06-04
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion —
Format text/html application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajhivmed.v14i2.83
Source Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine; Vol 14, No 2 (2013); 87-88 2078-6751 1608-9693
Language eng
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