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Kaposi Sarcoma: How does it appear
Mar 2, 2001

What does Kaposi Sarcoma look like on the skin?

Response from Dr. Dezube

The skin lesions appear most often on the lower extremities, face (especially the nose), mouth, and genitalia, but they can also appear in many other places. The lesions are often oblong, but can appear in many other shapes. The lesions can appear in many shades of pink, red, purple, and brown. If you think you have KS, I would recommend that you see a health provider who is familiar with the disease. Much can be done to treat KS. Sometimes the health provider will biopsy one of the lesions in order to be sure what the diagnosis is. I highly recommend renting the video "Philadelphia"; in the film Tom Hanks portrays a gay man with KS. Hope this answers your question.


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