Kaposi sarcoma after renal transplantation

Hippokratia 2004, 8(1):3-6

M Charalampidou, M Krikeli M, E Destouni, G Vergoulas
Radiotherapy Dpt, General Hospital “Theagenio”, Theesaloniki, Greece
Organ Transplant Unit, Hippokratio General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece


The immunosuppressive regimen of patients with renal transplantation increases the danger of appearance of Kaposi sarcoma significantly. The early diagnosis and prompt treatment may result in kaposi’s disappearance with preservation of graft function. We present the characteristics of sixteen patients who developed Kaposi sarcoma after renal transplantation, their treatment and the results.