Rapidly progressive facial lymphoedema developing concurrently with, or immediately after rapid enlargment of oral Kaposi sarcoma (KS) in HIV-seropositive highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART)-naïve subjects, foretokens death. We present here an unusual case of HIV-KS in an 11-year-old HIV-seropositive HAART-naïve boy. Our patient's KS disease had had a fulminant course characterised by rapidly progressing oral HIV-KS, resorption of the mandibular alveolar bone process beneath some of the HIV-KS lesions, and rapidly progressive facial lymphoedema. He died 3 weeks after the onset of facial lymphoedema.
|Pages (from-to)||14, 16-18|
|Journal||SADJ : journal of the South African Dental Association = tydskrif van die Suid-Afrikaanse Tandheelkundige Vereniging|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2010|