Sirolimus for Kaposi's sarcoma.

  title={Sirolimus for Kaposi's sarcoma.},
  author={Cara A Wasywich and Margaret C Croxson and Gerard J. J. van Doornum and Heather A Coverdale and Peter N. Ruygrok},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  volume={25 6},
The risk of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is increased after organ transplantation. Management of KS in the cardiac transplant population may be difficult because reduction of immunosuppression is often not practical. This report describes a case of KS occurring in the early post-transplant period. Modification of immunosuppression with the use of sirolimus led to tumor regression for 24 months, but with subsequent localized progression of disease.