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Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Treatment-related Kaposi's sarcoma

Underlying conditions list:

The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Treatment-related Kaposi's sarcoma includes:

  • 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

About underlying conditions:

With a diagnosis of Treatment-related Kaposi's sarcoma, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Treatment-related Kaposi's sarcoma. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Treatment-related Kaposi's sarcoma. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.

 

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