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Pigmentary Sequelae of AIDS-Related Cutaneous Kaposi Sarcoma:  Successful Treatment by Q-switched 755-nm Alexandrite and 532-nm Nd:YAG Lasers

Rosalind Hughes, MD; Jean-Philippe Lacour, MD; Thierry Passeron, MD, PhD
Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(7):779-781. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.153.
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Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Nice (Drs Hughes, Lacour, and Passeron), and Institut National de la Sant é et de la R écherche M édicale Unit é 895 Team 1 (Dr Passeron), Nice, FranceCorrespondence: Thierry Passeron, MD, PhD, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Nice, Archet 2 Hospital, Rte de St-Antoine de Ginestiere, 06200 Nice, France (passeron@unice.fr).

Accepted for Publication: January 21, 2011.

Author Contributions: Drs Hughes and Passeron had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Lacour and Passeron. Acquisition of data: Hughes and Passeron. Analysis and interpretation of data: Hughes, Lacour, and Passeron. Drafting of the manuscript: Hughes and Passeron. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Hughes, Lacour, and Passeron. Administrative, technical, or material support: Lacour and Passeron. Study supervision: Lacour and Passeron.

Financial Disclosure: None reported.

Previous Presentation: This study was presented as a scientific poster at the 31st Annual Conference and Courses of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery; March 30-April 3, 2011; Grapevine, Texas.

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Figure. Patient. A, Pigmentary sequelae of Kaposi sarcoma lesion on the lower right leg. B, Marked improvement after 3 sessions using the Q-switched 755-nm alexandrite laser. C, Clinical aspect 6 months after 2 additional sessions using the Q-switched 532-nm Nd-YAG laser.

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