Kaposi's sarcoma arising in a patient with chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia.


  • Nuno Menezes Serviço de Dermatologia e Venereologia, Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia, Gaia.
  • Ana Moreira
  • Gioconda Mota
  • David Tente
  • Olinda Lima
  • Pureza Pinto
  • Olga Gonçalves
  • Armando Baptista




We present the case of a 84 year-old man from north Portugal with chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia (diagnosed 2 years ago), treated with erythropoietin and hydroxyurea. The patient was referred to our department due to brown macules, papules and patches with a smooth surface and whitish scaling, located in the lower limbs that had appeared two months ago. The diagnosis of Kaposi's sarcoma was histologically confirmed. He was HIV-1/HIV-2 negative and had no analytic detectable immussupression. The patient died a short time after the diagnosis before we could start treatment.


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Menezes N, Moreira A, Mota G, Tente D, Lima O, Pinto P, Gonçalves O, Baptista A. Kaposi’s sarcoma arising in a patient with chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2010 Apr. 14 [cited 2022 Dec. 7];23(2):259-62. Available from: https://actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/608



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