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Novel Techniques in Nutrition and Food Science

A Rare Case Report in the Geriatric Practice: Kaposi’s Sarcoma

Submission: July 24, 2018;Published: August 14, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/NTNF.2018.01.000540

ISSN 2640-9208
Volume2 Issue3

Abstract

Classical Kaposi’s sarcoma is a rare condition, which is seen in men, especially those of Mediterranean and Jewish, between ages of 40-70 and has a good prognosis. In this case report, our aim is to emphasize the atypical presentation of the classical type of Kaposi’s sarcoma, which was developed in a 91-year-old female patient. Although nutritional factors have been associated mostly with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-related or endemic type of Kaposi sarcoma; the low score of our patient’s mini-nutritional assessment (MNA) (17 points) suggests that nutrition status may also play a role in the development of a classical type of Kaposi sarcoma.

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