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Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 36, Issue 4, pp 528–531 | Cite as

Kaposi's sarcoma of the colon in a young HIV-negative woman with Crohn's disease

  • T. Puy-Montbrun
  • F. Pigot
  • P. N. Vuong
  • R. Ganansia
  • J. Denis
Case Report

Summary

We report a case of isolated colonic Kaposi's sarcoma in a 36-year-old HIV-negative woman with refractory Crohn's disease of the colon and perineum following 11 months' treatment with azathioprine. The clinical features of this case are quite different from those classically described in Kaposi's sarcoma. Among the known risk factors, iatrogenic immunosuppression would appear to be the most probable.

Key Words

Crohn's disease azathioprine steroids Kaposi's sarcoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Puy-Montbrun
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. Pigot
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. N. Vuong
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Ganansia
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Denis
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Colo-ProctologyHopital Léopold BellanParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of PathologyHopital Saint MichelParisFrance

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