Kaposi’s sarcoma is an often misunderstood disease. You don’t need to have AIDS to get it; if it is AIDS-associated it doesn’t always disappear with antiretroviral therapy; and if it does it may come back years later. Even oncologists in the US don’t see it often, let alone podiatrists—hence some bizare treatment recommendations in the slides below.

I didn’t concentrate on the treatment as much as the epidemiology, etiology, and testing, but the patient I described had definitely received better care in his homeland (a Sub-Saharan African country with a large Kaposi’s center) than in the American Midwest.

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