Which clinical history findings are characteristic of ocular Kaposi sarcoma in HIV infection?

Updated: Jun 12, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Copeland, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Kaposi sarcoma usually presents on the eyelid as a painless, violet-brown papule. It may involve the orbit with associated eyelid and conjunctival edema. Kaposi sarcoma of the conjunctiva usually appears as reddish-blue, vascularized, subconjunctival lesions most frequently seen in the inferior fornix as nodular or diffuse lesion. Eyelid and conjunctival Kaposi sarcoma tend to mimic chalazion and localized subconjunctival hemorrhage, respectively.


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