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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 469195, 4 pages
Case Report

Isolated Bulbar Conjunctival Kaposi’s Sarcoma as a Primary Presentation of AIDS: A Case Report

Departamento de Oftalmologia, Hospital de Santo António, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Largo Professor Abel Salazar 4099-001 Porto, Portugal

Received 11 April 2013; Accepted 17 June 2013

Academic Editors: A. A. Bialasiewicz, H. Perry, and S. Schwartz

Copyright © 2013 Sofia Maia et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) is a malignant vascular tumor, caused by the human herpesvirus 8. It is one of the commonest tumors in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients and not uncommonly the first manifestation of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Case. We present a case of an isolated bulbar conjunctival KS on a 43-year-old HIV positive male, with no other lesions. Excision and cryotherapy were performed, and the patient remains free of lesions to date. Conclusion. Isolated bulbar conjunctival KP is an unusual site for its initial presentation and must be kept in mind in HIV positive patients.