Kaposi's sarcoma in a patient with iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome

Yoo Sang Baek, Won Ung Shin, Tae Seok Oh, Soo Bin Son, Hae Jun Song, Chil Hwan Oh

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a multifocal proliferative vascular tumor involving cutaneous and extra-cutaneous tissues. KS has been reported in patients treated with immunosuppressive agents for autoimmune diseases. However, KS has rarely been reported in patients with iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome. A 77-year-old woman was evaluated with multiple asymptomatic violaceous nodules and plaques on both lower legs. She had been diagnosed with iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome and had been treated with low-dose corticosteroid replacement therapy for > 10 years. A histopathologic study showed extensive vascular proliferation in me dermis with spindle-shaped cells. Immunohistochemical staining for CD31, CD34, human herpesvirus (HHV)-8, and D2-40 was positive. We hereby report a case of KS in a patient with iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)610-613
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Volume49
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul

Keywords

  • Iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome
  • Kaposi's sarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Kaposi's sarcoma in a patient with iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Baek, Y. S., Shin, W. U., Oh, T. S., Son, S. B., Song, H. J., & Oh, C. H. (2011). Kaposi's sarcoma in a patient with iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome. Korean Journal of Dermatology, 49(7), 610-613.