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We present a case of conjunctival Kaposi sarcoma that resolved after treatment with highly active antiretroviral therapy alone.
A 53-year-old man from Ghana was diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus in July 2005 and presented on March 2006 with a 2-week history of itching, redness and pain in the right eye. His examination showed a large, mobile, slightly tender lesion of the conjunctiva, not involving caruncle (fig 1). At that time his CD4+ T cell count was 38 cells/μl. He had simultaneous lesions on his feet consistent with Kaposi sarcoma. Biopsy of his foot …
Funding: Supported by grants EY-13707 (J E Thorne) from the National Eye Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA.
Competing interests: None.
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