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Is A Kaposi Sarcoma Itchy Or Raised
By definition, it is malignant (i.e., being locally invasive and at least theoreticlally capable of metastasizing), and arises from / mimics muscle or connective tissue elements that are not marrow or immune / white cells. The sarcomas are a tremendously varied and troublesome family of tumors, though thankfully less common than carcinomas and the leukemia / ...Read more
I have purple bumps on my labia, 4 raised, some just dots. They don't hurt, but bleed. Angiokeratoma or kaposi sarcoma or herpes? I'm very worried!
Possibly: see MD: This does not sound typical of a herpetic lesion but could be either of the other two. What concerns me is that you are asking about two very unusual lesions that suggest unprotected and risky sexual behaviors. Use of condoms may help to diminish this risk. To confirm the presence of these possible diagnoses you will need to see your gynecologist for an exam and possible biopsy. ...Read more
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 HAPPTENS 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 it is. People with extensive ks or more advanced immunosuppression can develop visceral ks: involvement of internal organs such as the GI tract or lungs. Of those, lung involvement is usually has the worst prognosis. ...Read more
Kaposi's sarcoma is a condition in which a person has bluish-red or purple cancerous spots (arising from connective tissue cells) on the skin and on some sites inside the body. Kaposi's sarcoma is due to the combination of HIV virus, human herpes #8 virus, and immunosuppression, so the cancer ...Read more
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