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Kaposi tumor

Introduction: Kaposi tumor

Description of Kaposi tumor

Kaposi tumor (medical condition): Kaposi's sarcoma is a cancerous tumor of the connective...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 tumor: Related Topics

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Kaposi tumor as a Disease

Kaposi tumor: 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 tumor: Related Diseases

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

Causes of Kaposi tumor

Some of the causes of Kaposi tumor 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 tumor (Kaposi's Sarcoma)

Some of the symptoms of Kaposi tumor incude:

Treatments for Kaposi tumor (Kaposi's Sarcoma)

Treatments for Kaposi tumor (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 tumor: For more treatment information about Kaposi tumor, see treatment of Kaposi's Sarcoma (Kaposi tumor)

Kaposi tumor: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to Kaposi tumor:

  • 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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