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Flashcards in Respiratory Medicine -HIV: Kaposi's sarcoma Deck (2):
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What is this?

Kaposi's sarcoma

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What causes Kaposi's Sarcoma?

  • Caused by HHV-8 (human herpes virus 8)
  • Presents as purple papules or plaques on the skin or mucosa (e.g. gastrointestinal and respiratory tract)
  • Skin lesions may later ulcerate
  • Respiratory involvement may cause massive haemoptysis and pleural effusion
  • Radiotherapy + resection