How is Kaposi sarcoma (KS) treated in patients with renal transplantation?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Julia R Nunley, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Therapeutic options for the renal transplant recipient with Kaposi sarcoma include cessation of immunosuppressive medications, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, excision, and cryotherapy. Although complete regression has been described after discontinuation of immunosuppressive therapy, adjuvant therapy often is needed. Occasionally, Kaposi sarcoma may be fatal as a result of visceral involvement and despite therapy.


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