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Kaposi sarcoma

Kaposi sarcoma: Introduction

Kaposi sarcoma: A form of cancer caused by a type of herpesvirus that occurs mainly in the skin but may also affect the lymph nodes, internal organs and mucosal areas. There are four forms of the condition: Classical Indolent form, Endemic African KS, iatrogenic KS and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-associated KS. Symptoms depend on the extent of internal organ and lymphatic system involvement. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Kaposi sarcoma is available below.

Symptoms of Kaposi sarcoma

Treatments for Kaposi sarcoma

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Kaposi sarcoma?

Kaposi sarcoma: Related Patient Stories

Causes of Kaposi sarcoma

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Disease Topics Related To Kaposi sarcoma

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Kaposi sarcoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Kaposi sarcoma

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Kaposi sarcoma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Kaposi sarcoma

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Kaposi sarcoma: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Kaposi sarcoma

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Kaposi sarcoma: Animations

Research about Kaposi sarcoma

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Clinical Trials for Kaposi sarcoma

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Kaposi sarcoma

Kaposi sarcoma: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Kaposi sarcoma:

Kaposi 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 sarcoma, or a subtype of Kaposi sarcoma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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