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Kaposi tumours

Introduction: Kaposi tumours

Description of Kaposi tumours

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

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Kaposi tumours as a Disease

Kaposi tumours: 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 tumours: Related Diseases

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

Causes of Kaposi tumours

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

Some of the symptoms of Kaposi tumours incude:

Treatments for Kaposi tumours (Kaposi's Sarcoma)

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

Kaposi tumours: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to Kaposi tumours:

  • 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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