Kaposi's sarcoma is a rare type of cancer caused by a virus. It can affect the skin and internal organs.
It's mainly seen in people with a poorly controlled or severe HIV infection. It canalso affect some people who have a weakened immune system for another reason, as well as people who havea genetic vulnerability to the virus.
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Kaposi's sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that can affect the skin and internal organs.
The most common initial symptom is the appearance of small, painless, flat and discoloured patches on the skin or inside the mouth. They're usually red or purple and look similar to bruises.Over time,
You should see your GP if you have any worrying symptoms you think could be caused by Kaposi's sarcoma.If you have HIV, you can also contact your local HIV clinicif you have any concerns.Your doctor w
Kaposi's sarcoma is caused by a virus called the human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8), also known as the Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV). This virus is thought to bespread during sex, through sa
There are four main types of Kaposi's sarcoma. These types affect different groups of people and are treated in different ways.HIV-related Kaposi's sarcomaAlthough it's not as common as it used to be,
With proper treatment, Kaposi's sarcoma can usually be controlled for many years. Deaths from the condition are uncommon in the UK.The discoloured patches of skin will often shrink and fade with treat