Kaposi's sarcoma following long term steroid therapy.

S. N. Akmal, Y. A. Wahab

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An 18-year-old Malay lady was treated with high dose steroids for three and a half years for idiopathic thrombocytopaenic purpura. At 21 years, after a series of relapses, a splenectomy was carried out. In addition, two nodules at the hilum of the spleen were also removed. Histological examination of these nodules revealed features of Kaposi's sarcoma. Kaposi's sarcoma resulting from immunosuppression by corticosteroids is rare. Our patient is the first such case reported in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-68
Number of pages4
JournalThe Malaysian journal of pathology
Volume11
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Kaposi's Sarcoma
Steroids
Purpura
Malaysia
Splenectomy
Immunosuppression
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Spleen
Recurrence
Therapeutics

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Kaposi's sarcoma following long term steroid therapy. / Akmal, S. N.; Wahab, Y. A.

In: The Malaysian journal of pathology, Vol. 11, 08.1989, p. 65-68.

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Akmal, S. N. ; Wahab, Y. A. / Kaposi's sarcoma following long term steroid therapy. In: The Malaysian journal of pathology. 1989 ; Vol. 11. pp. 65-68.
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