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Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a multicentric neoplasm of vascular origin and perhaps viral etiology. Four forms of KS are known: classic or Mediterranean, endemic or African, posttransplant, and epidemic or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-associated KS. In its classic form KS mainly affects elderly people and often has a long and indolent course that occasionally allows other malignancies to ...

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Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) is a malignant, multifocal systemic disease that originates in the vascular endothelium and has a very variable clinical course.Thedisease,firstdescribedbytheHungar-ian dermatologist Moritz Kaposi in 1872, was rare and found classically in elderly men of Italian, Jewish, or Slavic ancestry. However with the ad-vent of the AIDS epidemic, it has become one of the most ...

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Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) has attracted much attention re- cently because of its high incidence among patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome.’ Other groups with a high risk of developing KS are renal transplant recipients treated with immunosuppressive drugs’ and, to a lesser extent, patients with autoimmune diseases. Therapeutic interventions for KS range from local radiation and ...

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Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is one of the great enigmas of human oncology. Originally described over 100 years ago as a rare neoplasm of elderly Mediterranean men, the dis-ease was subsequently found to be much more common in Africa. With the widespread use of organ transplanta-tion, KS has been identified more recently in developed countries among immunosuppressed transplant recipients. And now ...

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The causes of AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma are not known, although speculation about its etiology has arisen from several interesting features of its epide? miology. Kaposi's sarcoma occurs in a much greater proportion of AIDS cases in homosexual/bisexual men than in other risk groups,1 and in recent years, there has been a notable decline in the proportion of Kaposi's sarcoma among AIDS ...

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Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is the most common human immu-nodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated neoplasm [1]. HIV- associated Kaposi sarcoma (HIV-KS) lesions are character-ized microscopically by angiogenesis, the presence of spindle-shaped tumour cells, inflammatory cell infiltrates dominated by mononuclear cells, extravasated erythro-cytes and oedema [2-4]. Clinically, HIV-seropositive sub-jects with ...

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Kaposi’s sarcoma. Bronchial biopsy is not recommended, because of the risk of heavy bleeding. Respiratory infections may coexist with Kaposi’s sarcoma. Management and prognosis – because there is no curative treatment for Kaposi’s sarcoma, the aim of therapy is to resolve symptoms and prolong life. HAART must be considered; it may lead

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disorders,after all,have causes well specified at the individual level and yet defy our best efforts so far. Now, let us turn to the microlevel. Quite recently, one can credit risk factor epidemiol-ogy with giving a hint that infection underlies Kaposi’s sarcoma.4 Likewise it gave a hint that genes could underlie breast cancer.5 But these

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Leading Causes of Death Worldwide by Income Level, 2012 (Thousands) ... prostate, liver, Kaposi sarcoma, lung, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, colorectum, leukemia, esophagus, or stomach. Among females, the most common cancer sites were either breast or cervical can - cer, with the exceptions of China and North Korea (lung), South Korea (thyroid), and Mongolia and Laos (liver) (Figure 2, page 5 ...

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most patients dying from unrelated causes. KEYWORDS: Kaposi’s Sarcoma, HHV-8, HIV/ AIDS DERMATOLOGY EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE CME Pre-test Quiz ABOUT THE AUTHORS Francesca Cheung, MD CCFP, is a family physician with a focused practice designation in dermatology. She received the Diploma in Practical Dermatology from the Department of Dermatology at Cardiff University in Wales, UK. She is ...

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