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Causes of Kaposi's Sarcoma

List of causes of Kaposi's Sarcoma

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Kaposi's Sarcoma) that could possibly cause Kaposi's Sarcoma includes:

  • AIDS
  • In people with AIDS, Kaposi's sarcoma is caused by an interaction between HIV, a weakened immune system, and the human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8). Occurrence of Kaposi's sarcoma has been linked to the spread of HIV and HHV-8 through sexual activity
  • People who have kidney transplants are also at risk for Kaposi's sarcoma

Kaposi's Sarcoma Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Kaposi's Sarcoma:

Kaposi's Sarcoma Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender of Patients for Kaposi's Sarcoma: Mostly men...more »

Kaposi's Sarcoma: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Kaposi's Sarcoma, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with 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

Kaposi's Sarcoma: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Kaposi's Sarcoma: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Kaposi's Sarcoma as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Kaposi's Sarcoma as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Kaposi's Sarcoma. Our database lists the following as having Kaposi's Sarcoma as a complication of that condition:

Kaposi's Sarcoma as a symptom:

Conditions listing Kaposi's Sarcoma as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Kaposi's Sarcoma. Our database lists the following as having Kaposi's Sarcoma as a symptom of that condition:

Medical news summaries relating to Kaposi's Sarcoma:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Kaposi's Sarcoma:

Related information on causes of Kaposi's Sarcoma:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Kaposi's Sarcoma may be found in:


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