Infectious Disease Compendium

Kaposi Sarcoma

Diagnosis

Red bumps, primarily in HIV patients. Biopsy since Bartonella, M. avium-intracellulari and Cryptococcus neoformans can cause red bumps in HIV.

Epidemiologic Risks

Spread by sex; occurs in HIV with CD4 <100.

Microbiology

Human herpes virus 8.

Empiric Therapy

See an oncologist. Getting the viral load down and the CD4 up with HAART is the most important treatment and preventative.

Pearls

Rants

ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)

Kaposi's 176.9.