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This HIV patient presented with labial and gingival Kaposiís sarcoma secondary to his AIDS infection which included the maxilla. In approximately 7.5-10 percent of AIDS patients display signs of oral Kaposiís sarcoma, and can range in appearance from a small asymptomatic growths that are flat purple-red in color, to larger nodular growths.
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