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Kaposi's sarcoma

Introduction: Kaposi's sarcoma

Description of Kaposi's sarcoma

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

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Kaposi's sarcoma: A type of cancer characterized by the abnormal growth of blood vessels that develop into skin lesions or occur internally.
Source: National Institute of Health

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: 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: multicentric, malignant neoplastic vascular proliferation characterized by the development of bluish-red cutaneous nodules, usually on the lower extremities, most often on the toes or feet, and slowly increasing in size and number and spreading to more proximal areas; occurs spontaneously in Jewish and Italian males; aggressive variant in young children is endemic in some areas of Africa; a third form occurs in about 0.04% of kidney transplant patients; there is also a high incidence in AIDS patients; human herpesvirus 8 is the suspected cause.
Source: CRISP

Kaposi's sarcoma: Related Topics

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Kaposi's sarcoma: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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 if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Kaposi's sarcoma as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Kaposi's sarcoma as a Disease

Kaposi's sarcoma (medical condition): See Kaposi's Sarcoma (disease information).
  »Introduction: Kaposi's Sarcoma
  »Symptoms of Kaposi's Sarcoma
  »Causes of Kaposi's Sarcoma
  »Treatments for Kaposi's Sarcoma

Kaposi's sarcoma: Related Diseases

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

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Kaposi's sarcoma: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be 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

Terms associated with Kaposi's sarcoma:

Terms Similar to Kaposi's sarcoma:

Source: Diseases Database

Source - NIH

Source - WordNet 2.1

Broader terms for Kaposi's sarcoma

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

Other terms that may be related to Kaposi's sarcoma:

Source: CRISP

The description of Kaposi's sarcoma may also be used for the following terms:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Kaposi's sarcoma

The following list attempts to classify Kaposi's sarcoma into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • sarcoma
  • cancer,malignant neoplastic disease
  • malignant neoplasm,malignant tumor,metastatic tumor
  • neoplasm,tumor,tumour
  • growth
  • illness,malady,sickness,unwellness
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

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