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What are the symptoms of kaposi sarcom?

What are the symptoms of kaposi sarcom?

See below: The skin is the most common site of first presentation with painless firm slightly raised or nodular tumors. They may appear as small bruises. In advanced disease they may coalesce into large plaque like tumor masses typically violaceous in color. At autopsy almost any organ can show involvement. Lesions can become painful and restrict movement. Lymphatic involvement can cause severe edema. ...Read more

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Are kaposi sarcomas lethal?

Are kaposi sarcomas lethal?

Can be: Left untreated any malignancy can be fatal. We do have treatments for ks but no treatment is 100% effective. ...Read more

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What is kaposi's chickenpox?

What is kaposi's chickenpox?

KVE: Kaposi varicelliform eruption (KVE) is a skin eruption caused by a variety of viral infections, which has superimposed on a person with underlying atopic dermatitis or eczema. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kaposi's sarcoma?

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 or the intestinal tract. ...Read more

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Is there a gentle way to treat kaposi's sarcoma?

Kaposi's sarcoma: For most cases addressing the underlying immune deficiency is the primary treatment. Unfortunately "gentle" may be difficult to guarantee depending on your definition of the word. ...Read more

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What is kaposi hemangioendothelioma lymphomatosis?

What is kaposi hemangioendothelioma lymphomatosis?

Chronic skin tumor: Kaposi sarcoma is a hemangio endothelial sarcoma, reddish and nodular on the skin of the lower extremity, chronic in behavior and taking years to advance. Local excision and RT control it. With HIV, an acute variant found usually on the face and virtually fatal until found to be due to immunodeficiency and Herpes 8. When immune system regulated and Herpes 8 vaccine employed the disease regresses ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Kaposi's sarcoma?

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 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 Herpes 8 lesions resolve. ...Read more

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What does kaposi's sarcoma look like in early stage?

What does kaposi's sarcoma look like in early stage?

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 purple. They can also occur on mucous membranes (e.g. In the mouth). ...Read more