Kaposi's sarcoma concealed by stasis dermatitis in a patient with psoriasis

KAYA ERDOĞAN H., Bulur I., SARAÇOĞLU Z. N., Karapinar T., ARIK D.

ACTA DERMATOVENEROLOGICA ALPINA PANNONICA ET ADRIATICA, vol.26, no.3, pp.69-71, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a multifocal and angioproliferative neoplasm. KS may be accompanied by psoriasis; however, in most of these cases the main mechanism involves iatrogenic KS associated with the immunosuppressive drugs that are used in psoriasis treatment. In angioproliferative lesions as a result of venous insufficiency and stasis dermatitis, acroangiodermatitis (pseudo-KS) is initially considered. However, the concurrent occurrence of psoriasis, stasis dermatitis, and KS has not been previously reported. We report a case of classic-type KS in an 83-year-old man that was concealed by stasis dermatitis and accompanied by psoriasis.