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Table 3 Distribution of patients according to treatment related complications (N = 66)

From: Kaposi’s sarcoma: a 10-year experience with 248 patients at a single tertiary care hospital in Tanzania

Treatment related complications Frequency Percentages
Complications related to side effects of drugs/radiotherapy 54 81.8
 Haematoxicity 18  
 Digestive toxicity 16  
 Peripheral neuropathy 13  
 Hair loss 4  
 Skin necrosis 1  
 Others 2  
Complications related to surgical treatment 12 18.2
 Surgical site infections 5  
 Skin grafting failure 2  
 Wound gaping/dehiscence 2  
 Stump necrosis 2  
 Phantom pain 1