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Are initial signs kaposi sarcoma ks patches, painless?

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Dr. Michael Benjamin
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Yes, usually: The kaposi sarcoma lesions are usually not painful, at least initially. More information is available at the nci website: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/kaposis/patient/page2.
Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
KAPOSI SARCOMA: KAPOSI SARCOMA ARE RARELY SEEN NOW DAYS WITH THE INCREASINGLY MORE POTENT ANTIRETROVIRALS. THEY ARE USUALLY PURPLEISH AND CAN OCCUR ON LEGS/ ARM/THORAXLUNGS/GI TRACT. THIS USUALLY HAPPENS WITH VERY HIGH VIRAL LOAD &RNA AND VERY LOW T CELL COUNTS. IF YOU ARE INDEED HIV + SEE YOUR ID SPECIALIST & DERM. GET LABS RECHECKED AND DISCUSS OPTIONS.

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