Kaposi's sarcoma facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsKaposi's sarcoma, multiple haemorrhagic sarcoma
|Kaposi sarcoma. Characteristic purple lesions on the nose in an HIV-positive female.|
|Symptoms||Purple colored skin lesions|
|Types||Classic, endemic, immunosuppression therapy-related, epidemic|
|Risk factors||Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8), poor immune function|
|Diagnostic method||Tissue biopsy, medical imaging|
|Similar conditions||Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome, pyogenic granuloma, melanocytic nevi, melanoma|
|Treatment||Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biologic therapy|
|Frequency||42,000 (new cases, 2018)|
Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a type of cancer that can form masses in the skin, lymph nodes, or other organs. The skin lesions are usually purple in color. They can appear singularly, in a limited area, or be widespread. Lesions may be flat or raised.
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