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What are they symptoms of kaposi sarcoma?

What are they symptoms of kaposi sarcoma?

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 appear with HIV (aggressive) . The lesions usually appear as purplish bumps on the skin. They may also appear in the mouth or GI tract and can be a cause of bleeding. Sometimes they can become painful if they progress in size. Hope that this is helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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Kaposi's Sarcoma (Definition)

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 treated by RT. With advent of HIV these lesions were then noted on trunk and H&N region. When bx of new lesions taken, Herpes 8 proved to be an associated factor. When HIV patient given immune stimulant and vaccine for ...Read more


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What are the different stages of kaposi sarcoma?

What are the different stages of kaposi sarcoma?

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

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What do you do after surgery for kaposi sarcoma?

What do you do after surgery for kaposi sarcoma?

Monitor: Keep checking for new lesions. Removing an individual lesion does not prevent the formation of new lesions at a different site. ...Read more

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Is kaposi sarcoma just aids or any other disease?

Is kaposi sarcoma just aids or any other disease?

Most but not all: In the U.S. It's mostly due to aids. However, ks can occur in hiv-negative people. "endemic ks" occurs in young african men who don't have hiv, and "classic" ks affects middle age men of mediterranean or jewish descent. Ks can also occur in people who are immunosuppressed due to chemotherapy or organ transplantation. ...Read more

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When does kaposi sarcoma come in the course of aids?

Usually late: Usually at fairly advanced stages (cd4 count usually below 200)' but ks doesn't always play b the rules. It can sometimes happen to people with high cd4 counts. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats kaposi sarcoma?

What kind of doctor treats kaposi sarcoma?

Derm, Onc, HIV: Ks may be treated by a variety of types of physicians including: dermatologist hiv specialist hematologist/oncologist. ...Read more

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What is kaposi sarcoma?

What is kaposi sarcoma?

Tumor: It is known now to be caused by a herpes virus and therefore transmitted from person to person. Immunocompromised persons are more susceptible such as transplant patients or persons infected with hiv. ...Read more

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What is a kaposi sarcoma?

What is a kaposi sarcoma?

A rare cancer: Kaposi's sarcoma is a relatively uncommon cancer that is most often associated with HIV or older age. A virus called hhv8 is associated with many of these cancers. ...Read more

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Can kaposi sarcoma change colors?

Can kaposi sarcoma change colors?

Usually red or black: Kaposi is full of blood so should be red to black in color. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Sarcoma (Definition)

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