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Kaposi neoplasms

Introduction: Kaposi neoplasms

Description of Kaposi neoplasms

Kaposi neoplasms (medical condition): Kaposi's sarcoma is a cancerous tumor of the connective tissue, and...more »

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Kaposi's Sarcoma:
  »Introduction: Kaposi's Sarcoma
  »Symptoms of Kaposi's Sarcoma
  »Causes of Kaposi's Sarcoma
  »Treatments for Kaposi's Sarcoma

Kaposi neoplasms: Related Topics

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Kaposi neoplasms as a Disease

Kaposi neoplasms: Another name for Kaposi's Sarcoma (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Kaposi's Sarcoma
  »Symptoms of Kaposi's Sarcoma
  »Causes of Kaposi's Sarcoma
  »Treatments for Kaposi's Sarcoma

Kaposi neoplasms: Related Diseases

Kaposi neoplasms: Kaposi neoplasms is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Kaposi neoplasms

Some of the causes of Kaposi neoplasms are included in the list below:

  • 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

Symptoms of Kaposi neoplasms (Kaposi's Sarcoma)

Some of the symptoms of Kaposi neoplasms incude:

Treatments for Kaposi neoplasms (Kaposi's Sarcoma)

Treatments for Kaposi neoplasms (Kaposi's Sarcoma) include:

  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immune stimulation
  • Treatment decisions depend on the extent and location of the lesions, as well as the person's symptoms and degree of immunosuppression. Antiviral therapy against the AIDS virus can shrink the lesions
  • Radiation therapy or cryotherapy can be used for lesions in certain areas. Combination chemotherapy may also be used. However, lesions may return after treatment

Treatment of Kaposi neoplasms: For more treatment information about Kaposi neoplasms, see treatment of Kaposi's Sarcoma (Kaposi neoplasms)

Kaposi neoplasms: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to Kaposi neoplasms:

  • 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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