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Spring 2005, Vol. 13 No. 1

H.K. Dermatol. Venereol. Bull. (2005) 13, 31-35


Case Report

Classic Kaposi's sarcoma: multiple bluish red papules in an old man's foot

TS Cheng 鄭天錫 and H Yao 姚虹

Abstract
An 84-year-old Chinese male patient presented with multifocal bluish red papules on the right foot. Skin biopsy showed a nodular vasoformative tumour composing of spindle cells with slit-like spaces. Human herpesvirus (HHV-8) immunostaining was positive. Based on the clinical features, histopathology and HHV-8 staining, the diagnosis of classic Kaposi's sarcoma was made. Response to radiotherapy was satisfactory.