Cyclosporine -induced Kaposi Sarcoma; a Case Report of an Adolescent Male with Steroid-resistant Nephrotic Syndrome
Journal of Pediatric Nephrology,
Vol. 6 No. 2 (2018),
4 August 2018
Although there are many reported cases of immunosuppressive-induced Kaposi sarcoma in renal transplant patients on immunosuppressive therapy, a similar report of Kaposi sarcoma among steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) patients on immunosuppressive therapy is rare.
This is a report of a 12-year-old Nigerian adolescent male with SRNS who developed cutaneous Kaposi sarcoma following a prolong use of cyclosporine A. This case should serve as a reminder for the possibility of malignancy development, especially Kaposi sarcoma, when SRNS patients receive cyclosporine as a steroid-sparing immunosuppressive therapy.Keywords: Steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome; cyclosporine A; Immunosuppression; Kaposi Sarcoma.
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