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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 583-586

Pyogenic granuloma-like Kaposi's sarcoma on the ear in an immunocompetent patient

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Sheikh Khalifa Hospital, Mohamed VI University of Health Sciences, Casablanca, Morocco

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Fatima-Zahra Agharbi
Department of Dermatology, Sheikh Khalifa Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mohamed VI University of Health Sciences, Avenue Taieb Naciri - 82403, Casablanca
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DOI: 10.4103/ijd.ijd_1028_21

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Botriomycome-like Kaposi disease is a rare clinical and pathological variant of Kaposi disease. Showing features of pyogenic granuloma (PG) and of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), it was initially named KS-like PG and considered benign.[2] It is now considered a true KS and was renamed PG-like KS due to the clinical course and the presence of human herpes virus-8 DNA.[13],[14] This entity has been mostly described on the lower extremities, but other rare locations such as hand, nasal mucosa, and face have been reported in the literature.[1],[3],[4] The location on the ear in an immune-competent field, like in our patient, is a very rare finding, and very few cases have been reported in the literature.[5]

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