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Kaposi’s sarcoma infiltrating skeletal muscle
  1. L J Haddow1,
  2. S Davies2,
  3. S Buckingham3,
  4. R F Miller4
  1. 1Patrick Manson Unit, University College London Hospitals, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Pathology, University College London, UK
  3. 3Department of Radiology, UCL Hospitals, London, UK
  4. 4Patrick Manson Unit, UCL Hospitals, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Rob Miller, Department of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London, Mortimer Market Centre, London WC1E 6AU, UK;


An HIV-1 antibody positive black African man with plasma cell variant Castleman’s disease and cutaneous Kaposi’s sarcoma, despite receiving chemotherapy, had progressive disease. In addition, he developed pain and swelling behind the right knee. Histology of an ultrasound guided biopsy showed Kaposi’s sarcoma infiltrating the head of gastrocnemius.

  • Kaposi’s sarcoma
  • skeletal muscle

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