Kaposi's Sarcoma Deep Vein Thrombosis
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Harvard Medical SchoolThis is a REALLY difficult question. It is true that the New England Journal of Medicine (2000:343:1369) reported that deep kissing is associated with transmission of the herpes virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). The researchers studied... Read more »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineNeither of the descriptions you offered is typical of KS. The lesions tend to be purplish, can be flat or raised, are initially small but may increase over time, and are usually round to oval. If there is any question in your mind as to what your... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolKaposi's sarcoma is caused by the Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus (also known as human herpes virus-8, HHV8). It is mostly found in the oral cavity (saliva). HHV8 is a pretty common virus, particulary among gay men (either HIV+ or HIV-).... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesAnyone out there who has KS or has knowledge about it?
I need to communicate with you if you are that person. Please respond-I would be so very grateful. Thanks.
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Posted by Sprite1, 1 ReplyHow quickly does Kaposi's Sarcoma manifest? In addition to what I believe are new moles, I also have a couple of flat red spots on my shoulder now. Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI really need to talk with someone about KS. Heard that it is rare in women. Are there any ladies out there with Kaposi's sarcoma who could answer some questions/offer some support? I'll respond as soon as I see a reply to this post. Thanks!
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