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Kaposi tumors

Introduction: Kaposi tumors

Description of Kaposi tumors

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

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Kaposi tumors as a Disease

Kaposi tumors: 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 tumors: Related Diseases

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

Causes of Kaposi tumors

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

Some of the symptoms of Kaposi tumors incude:

Treatments for Kaposi tumors (Kaposi's Sarcoma)

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

Kaposi tumors: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to Kaposi tumors:

  • 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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