Classic Kaposi's sarcoma treated with topical 0.5% timolol gel
Keywords: 
Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS)
Angioproliferative disorder
Distal lower extremities
Hands
Issue Date: 
2016
Publisher: 
Wiley
ISSN: 
1529-8019
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Citation: 
Alcantara-Reifs, C. (C.); Salido-Vallejo, R. (Rafael); Garnacho-Saucedo, G.M. (Gloria Maria); et al. "Classic Kaposi's sarcoma treated with topical 0.5% timolol gel". Dermatologic Therapy. 29 (5), 2016, 309 - 311
Abstract
Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) is an angioproliferative disorder closely associated with human herpesvirus type 8. Classic KS is found mainly in elderly males, with lesions beginning slowly and insidiously on the distal lower extremities and occasionally on the hands. Although the disease is very rarely responsible for the death of the patient, there might be complications such as ulceration, bleeding and pain in nodules on pressure areas requiring treatment (1). To date, a uniformly effective and low-risk treatment for KS has not been found, so therapeutic recommendations must be individualized.

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