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Diseases » Kaposi's Sarcoma » Summary
 

What is Kaposi's Sarcoma?

What is Kaposi's Sarcoma?

  • Kaposi's Sarcoma: Kaposi's sarcoma is a cancerous tumor of the connective tissue, and is often associated with AIDS.
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma: A malignant vascular tumor characterized by the abnormal growth of blood vessels, that develop into skin lesions and appears as purple spots or small knots on the skin or mouth. It may also occur internally. It generally develops in those with a weak immune system, including those with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma: a sarcoma that starts with purplish spots on the feet and legs and spreads from the skin to lymph nodes and internal organs; a common manifestation of AIDS; "until 1980 Kaposi's sarcoma occurred almost exclusively with Jewish or Italian or black men".
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Kaposi's Sarcoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Kaposi's Sarcoma, or a subtype of Kaposi's Sarcoma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Kaposi's Sarcoma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Kaposi's Sarcoma: Introduction

Types of Kaposi's Sarcoma:

Broader types of Kaposi's Sarcoma:

Who gets Kaposi's Sarcoma?

Gender Profile for Kaposi's Sarcoma: Mostly men

How serious is Kaposi's Sarcoma?

Prognosis of Kaposi's Sarcoma: Treatment and remission of Kaposi's sarcoma does not improve the chances of survival from AIDS itself. The outlook depends on the immune status and HIV viral load of the patient.
Complications of Kaposi's Sarcoma: see complications of Kaposi's Sarcoma

What causes Kaposi's Sarcoma?

Causes of Kaposi's Sarcoma: see causes of Kaposi's Sarcoma
Risk factors for Kaposi's Sarcoma: see risk factors for Kaposi's Sarcoma

What are the symptoms of Kaposi's Sarcoma?

Symptoms of Kaposi's Sarcoma: see symptoms of Kaposi's Sarcoma

Complications of Kaposi's Sarcoma: see complications of Kaposi's Sarcoma

Can anyone else get Kaposi's Sarcoma?

Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.

Kaposi's Sarcoma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Kaposi's Sarcoma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Kaposi's Sarcoma.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Kaposi's Sarcoma: Oncologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Kaposi's Sarcoma.
Treatments for Kaposi's Sarcoma: see treatments for Kaposi's Sarcoma
Research for Kaposi's Sarcoma: see research for Kaposi's Sarcoma

Society issues for Kaposi's Sarcoma


Hospitalization statistics for Kaposi's Sarcoma: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Kaposi's Sarcoma:

  • 0.001% (166) of hospital consultant episodes were for kaposiís sarcoma in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes for kaposiís sarcoma required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for kaposiís sarcoma were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10% of hospital consultant episodes for kaposiís sarcoma were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9% of hospital consultant episodes for kaposiís sarcoma required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for kaposiís sarcoma in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Kaposi's Sarcoma:

Organs and body systems related to Kaposi's Sarcoma include:

Name and Aliases of Kaposi's Sarcoma

Main name of condition: Kaposi's Sarcoma

Class of Condition for Kaposi's Sarcoma: cancer

Other names or spellings for Kaposi's Sarcoma:

KS, Kaposi cancer

Multiple hemorrhagic sarcoma Source - Diseases Database

Kaposi's sarcoma
Source - WordNet 2.1

KSHV, Multiple idiopathic pigmented hemangiosarcoma, Non-AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma, Kaposi sarcoma, AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma, HHV8, Multiple idiopathic pigmented hemangiosarcoma, Non-AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma, Kaposi sarcoma, AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma, HHV8, KS, KSHV
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Kaposi's Sarcoma: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Kaposi's Sarcoma:

  • Human herpes virus 8
  • Classic Kaposi sarcoma
  • AIDS associated Kaposi sarcoma
  • African lymphadenopathic Kaposi sarcoma
  • African cutaneous Kaposi sarcoma
  • Immunosuppression associated Kaposi sarcoma
 

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