Chylothorax associated with non-endemic Kaposi’s sarcoma

Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine

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Title Chylothorax associated with non-endemic Kaposi’s sarcoma
Creator Verma, Kamal Haverkamp, Miriam Kayembe, Mukendi Musimar, Zola
Subject Medicine; Health Sciences; Infectious Diseases AIDS; Kaposi's sarcome; chylothorax AIDS; KS
Description Chylothorax is a rare cause of pleural effusion, seen in approximately 2% of cases. In HIV-positive patients with Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS), the development of chylothorax presents as a diagnostic challenge with an aggressive course and poor, often lethal outcome. In this clinical scenario, the aetiology of chylothorax may include infections and malignancy, while pleural fluid examination and computed tomography of the mediastinum may fail to establish a cause. We present a case of KS-associated non-traumatic chylothorax resulting in death, and a review of available literature on this condition.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2013-09-17
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Case report
Format text/html application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajhivmed.v14i3.69
Source Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine; Vol 14, No 3 (2013); 141-143 2078-6751 1608-9693
Language eng
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Coverage Botswana 2013 Male
Rights Copyright (c) 2013 Kamal Verma, Miriam Haverkamp, Mukendi Kayembe, Zola Musimar