Author | Thwe T. Htay, MD


Gastric Kaposi's Sarcoma

September 14, 2005

HIV infection was diagnosed in a 34-year-old man 3 years before he was hospitalized. The patient had a 2-week history of nausea; vomiting; and diffuse, intermittent, poorly localized abdominal pain. He had received radiotherapy and chemotherapy for Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) of the upper and lower extremities, which had been diagnosed 8 months earlier.


September 14, 2005

A 43-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with a 2-day history of nausea and vomiting. He vomited about 6 times each day. Cerebral palsy had been diagnosed in childhood; the patient used a wheelchair.