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how does immunosuppression affect kaposi's sarcoma

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Sure.: There are two kinds of kaposi's sarcoma - the kind associated with hiv, and the kind that is not. Hiv-associated kaposi's usually responds to HIV trea ... Read More
Dr. Richard Feinstein
53 years experience Dermatology
Kaposi Sarcoma: Kaposi sarcoma, ks, is a purple cancer of the skin that is caused by a type of herpes virus. It was seen only in elderly jewish and italian men until ... Read More
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience Dermatology
Kaposi's sarcoma: For most cases addressing the underlying immune deficiency is the primary treatment. Unfortunately "gentle" may be difficult to guarantee depending on ... Read More

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Hemangiosarcoma: Originally diagnosed as a dark red nodular chronic skin tumor of the lower legs . It took years to metastasize and could be locally resected or treate ... Read More
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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
KS: Usually not!
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Purple bumps: In whites, it usually looks like slightly raised purple bumps or nodules on the skin. In dark-skinned people, the lesions may look more red than purp ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
33 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Kaposi sarcoma is a malignancy of the blood vessel wall; it can occur in men of middle eastern descent and is usually not aggressive, it can also appe ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Skin vs. visceral: There are no specific stages, but the earliest form of ks is usually cutaneous (skin lesions), which can be mild or severe depending on how extensive ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Derm, Onc, HIV: Ks may be treated by a variety of types of physicians including: dermatologist hiv specialist hematologist/oncologist.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Biopsy: Biopsy of a suspicious lesion is the best test to diagnose kaposi's sarcoma.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Rash: Kaposi's sarcoma usually presents with a rash. It can occur anywhere. Occasionally, they are seen in the mouth, and rarely they may start in the lungs ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Soft tissue cancer: It is a rare cancer of the soft tissues which appear as raised red or purple lesions of the skin or in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. It ca ... Read More

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