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is a form of cancer that, until recently, was only seen in elderly men
of Mediterranean descent. In those individuals, it is a slow
growing, non-aggressive disease. After the AIDS
epidemic, it became a very common cancer in homosexuals with AIDS.
It is also much more aggressive in patients with AIDS,
and is theorized that there is a sexually transmitted co-factor
(possibly a type of Herpes
Virus) that increases the likelihood of developing Kaposi's
Sarcoma in those with AIDS.
or dark nodules on the skin or mucous membranes (e.g., lips)
of breath if the lungs are involved
of blood (Hemoptysis)
blood (hematemesis) or the passing of bloody stool (hematochezia) from
the rectum if the gastrointestinal tract is involved
skin or eyes if the biliary tract/gall bladder becomes involved
of skin lesion
if lung lesions are suspected.
may show bilateral infiltrates and pleural effusions
may be performed to diagnose gastrointestinal involvement
less aggressive, no treatment may be needed (even in some persons with AIDS,
this disease may be less aggressive)
agents that may be considered:
treatment of lesions may be considered -- e.g., freezing (Cryotherapy),
interlesion injections, or lasers
treatment may be used if there is lung involvement
may be tried
stated above, there seems to be an independent risk from sexual
relations of acquiring this disease. Condoms may help to prevent
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