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Oral bulky lesions related to advanced HIV infection
  1. Jesús Troya1,2,
  2. Mariano Matarranz1
  1. 1 Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitario Infanta Leonor, Madrid, Spain
  2. 2 School of Medicine, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jesús Troya, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitario Infanta Leonor, 28031 Madrid, Spain; jestrogar{at}

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A 38-year-old man presented with purple lesions on the skin and oral mucosa that had first appeared several months previously. The lesions had recently increased in size and caused difficulty eating and closing the mouth. Physical examination revealed a bulky lesion on the mucosa of the upper gum (figure 1A). Analysis of a biopsy specimen revealed Kaposi’s sarcoma. The result of the HIV test was positive (CD4 …

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  • Contributors JT: conceptualisation, writing-original draft, writing-review and editing. MM: writing-review support.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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