Kaposi sarcoma

Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a cancer that causes patches of abnormal tissue to grow under the skin, in the lining of the mouth, nose, and throat, in lymph nodes, or in other organs. These patches, or lesions, are usually red or purple. They are made of cancer cells, blood vessels, and blood cells. Kaposi Sarcoma is caused by infection with human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8). Most people infected with HHV-8 don't get Kaposi Sarcoma. It usually happens with People with weak immune systems, due to HIV/AIDS, drugs taken after an organ transplant, or another disease. Treatment depends on where the lesions are and how bad they are. Options include radiation therapy, surgery, chemotherapy, and biologic therapy. People with HIV/AIDS also take HIV/AIDS Medicines

 

 

  • Track 1-1 Co infection with Human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8)
  • Track 2-2 Malignant lesions in the skin, mucous membranes, lymph nodes
  • Track 3-3 Classic Kaposi sarcoma
  • Track 4-4 Epidemic Kaposi sarcoma (HIV-associated Kaposi sarcoma)

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