Kaposis Sarcoma

Kaposis Sarcoma

Last Reviewed : 12/28/2020

Kaposi's Sarcoma/Sarcoma Idiopathicum Multiplex Hemorrhagicum Kaposi/Kaposi's Disease

Kaposi sarcoma (/'kæp??i s??r'ko?m?/; KS) is a tumor caused by infection with human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8), also known as Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) or KS agent. It was originally described by Moritz Kaposi, a Hungarian dermatologist practicing at the University of Vienna in 1872. It became more widely known as one of the AIDS-defining illnesses in the 1980s. The viral cause for this cancer was discovered in 1994. Although KS is now well-established to be caused by a viral infection, there is widespread lack of awareness of this even among persons at risk for KSHV/HHV-8 infection.

Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a systemic disease that can present with cutaneous lesions with or without internal involvement. Four subtypes have been described: Classic KS, affecting middle aged men of Mediterranean descent; African endemic KS; KS iniatrogenically immunosuppressed patients; and AIDS-related KS. The erythematous to violaceous cutaneous lesions seen in KS have several morphologies: macular, patch, plaque, nodular, and exophytic. The cutaneous lesions can be solitary, localized or disseminated. KS can involve the oral cavity, lymph nodes, and viscera. Classic KS tends to be indolent, presenting with erythematous or violaceous patches on the lower extremities. African endemic KS and AIDS-related KS tend to be more aggressive. The AIDS-related KS lesions often rapidly progress to plaques and nodules affecting the upper trunk, face, and oral mucosa. The diagnosis can be made with a tissue biopsy and, if clinically indicated, internal imaging should be done.

Once the diagnosis of KS has been made, treatment is based on the subtype and the presence of localized versus systemic disease. Localized cutaneous disease can be treated with cryotherapy, intralesional injections of vinblastine, alitretinoin gel, radiotherapy, topical immunotherapy (Imiquimod), or surgical excision. Extensive cutaneous disease and/or internal disease may require intravenous chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Discontinuation or reduction of immunosuppressive therapy is recommended when KS arises in the setting of iatrogenic immunosuppression. However, with AIDS-related KS, highly active antiretroviral therapy(HAART) has been shown to prevent, or induce regression of KS. Some AIDS patients have complete resolution of the lesions and prolonged remission while continuing the therapy. Therefore, HAART should be considered first-line treatment for these patients, though they may require other treatments at the same time.

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Basic information:

http://www.cancer.gov/types/soft-tissue-sarcoma/patient/kaposi-treatment-pdq cancer.gov national cancer institute kaposi sarcoma treatment (pdq®)–patient version

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/173259.php mnt kaposi sarcoma: causes, symptoms and treatment

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http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/kaposis-sarcoma/pages/introduction.aspx nhs uk kaposi's sarcoma

http://www.healthline.com/health/kaposis-sarcoma health line kaposi's sarcoma

https://www.poz.com/basics/hiv-basics/kaposis-sarcoma-ks poz kaposi's sarcoma

http://www.msdmanuals.com/professional/dermatologic-disorders/cancers-of-the-skin/kaposi-sarcoma msd manuals(professional version) kaposi's sarcoma

http://www.news-medical.net/health/what-is-kaposi-sarcoma.aspx news medical.net what is kaposi's sarcoma?

https://www.ucsfhealth.org/conditions/kaposis_sarcoma/ uscf kaposi's sarcoma

http://www.aocd.org/?page=kaposissarcoma american osteopathic college of dermatology kaposi's sarcoma

http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/kaposis_sarcoma.aspx encyclopedia kaposi's sarcoma

http://www.dermis.net/dermisroot/en/17313/diagnose.htm dermis.net kaposi's sarcoma

http://www.medbroadcast.com/condition/getcondition/kaposis-sarcoma med broadcast kaposi's sarcoma

http://www.healthcentral.com/encyclopedia/hc/kaposis-sarcoma-3168559/ health central kaposi's sarcoma


Advanced information:

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/kaposissarcoma.html medline plus kaposi's sarcoma

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/279734-overview medscape kaposi's sarcoma

http://www.dermnetnz.org/lesions/kaposi-sarcoma.html dermnet nz kaposi's sarcoma

http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/insite?page=kb-00&doc=kb-06-02-03 hiv insite clinical characteristics of kaposi sarcoma

http://patient.info/doctor/kaposis-sarcoma patient kaposi's sarcoma

http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/sarcoma-kaposi/symptoms-and-signs cancer.net kaposi's sarcoma

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancers-in-general/cancer-questions/kaposis-sarcoma cancer research uk kaposi's sarcoma

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http://radiopaedia.org/articles/kaposi-sarcoma radiopedia kaposi's sarcoma

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http://www.histopathology-india.net/ks.htm histopathology.net pathology of kaposi's sarcoma by dr sampurna roy md

http://www.who.int/selection_medicines/committees/expert/20/applications/kaposissarcoma.pdf?ua=1 who kaposi’s sarcoma union for international cancer control 2014 review of cancer medicines on the who list of essential medicines

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http://www.hindawi.com/journals/sarcoma/2008/825093/ sarcoma
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http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criid/2013/546578/ case reports in infectious diseases
volume 2013 (2013), article id 546578, 3 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/546578 case report:fatal disseminated kaposi's sarcoma due to immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome following haart initiation by fatuma catherine atieno odongo.

http://bmcclinpathol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6890-6-7 morphologic and immunophenotypic evidence of in-situ kaposi's sarcoma by panagiotis a konstantinopoulos etal bmc clinical pathologybmc series ¿ open, inclusive and trusted20066:7 doi: 10.1186/1472-6890-6-7

http://virologyj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1743-422x-8-539 seroprevalence and risk factors of kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus infection among the general uygur population from south and north region of xinjiang, china by hui wang et al.,

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http://jmedicalcasereports.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1752-1947-4-206 pulmonary kaposi's sarcoma after heart transplantation: a case report by florian r fritzsche et al., journal of medical case reports20104:206 doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-4-206

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http://bmcnephrol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2369-8-6 molecularly targeted therapy for kaposi's sarcoma in a kidney transplant patient: case report, "what worked and what did not" by patricia volkow et al., bmc nephrologybmc series ¿ open, inclusive and trusted20078:6 doi: 10.1186/1471-2369-8-6

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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/s2210261214003691 case report: hiv negative isolated scrotal kaposi's sarcoma by hamid ozmen et al., international journal of surgery case reports volume 5, issue 12, 2014, pages 1086–1087 doi:10.1016/j.ijscr.2014.11.019

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