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Ks Lesions That Do Not Progress

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KS lesion appears while receiving CHOP

I had a slight case of KS in 1991. The lesions never all went away but they did not progress and were small and easily hidden. I was diagnosed with large cell diffuse B cell NHL in Feb. of 2001. I am receiving CHOP as the treatment for this. Since...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Exacerbation of KS in the setting of lymphoma-- It turns out that what you are describing is not all that uncommon. Bascially the "P" in the CHOP regimen is prednisone. Prednisone is a potent growth factor for KS. You are between the proverbial... Read more »

ks and progression

Doc, at 60 years of age I have been positive for 3 years. Developed ks 6 months ago with one... Read more »

How long does it take a Kaposi's sarcoma lesion to mature?

How long does it typically take for a flat red kaposi's sarcoma lesion to develop into a purple... Read more »
Articles
Treatment Action Group

Lesion Liberation Unlikely: KS Proves Formidable Foe As Angiogenesis Inhibitors and Stealth Chemotherapy Fall Short of Expectations

...writes. In the past they have tried pentoxyfilline, CD8+ and also Roche's dreaded tat antagonist -- which appeared to make KS lesions worse. At present, UCLA is the only site in the country trying the soluble TNF receptor (Immunex, rhuTNFr:Fc)... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Like Pulling Teeth: FDA's Oncological Drug Advisory Committee Recommends DOX-SL for Accelerated Approval--But Not Without A Fight

...sooner. There are, of course, two angles here. The principal investigators and LTI were being kind enough to let these rapidly progressing KS patients on drug earlier; however, the protocol said no prior cytotoxic therapy for 28 days (it's stated... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...8 men with KS for each woman. It is one of the most visible signs of AIDS, because it usually shows up as spots on the skin (lesions) that look red or purple on white skin, and bluish, brownish or black on dark skin. Lesions often occur on the... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...should be brought to the attention of your health provider. Common symptoms of IRIS include fever, swollen lymph nodes, skin lesions and rashes, changes in breathing, pneumonia, hepatitis, abscesses and eye inflammation. Although less common,... Read more »
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lesiones cutaneas

Posted by tronco2
...alguien me puede decir de que manera se presentan las lesiones cutaneas? gracias. Read more »

Covering KS lesions

Posted by Anonymous
...Can anyone recommend a good product to cover a lesion? I hope to find something waterproof. Thanks for any suggestions. Read more »

Hiding KS lesions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Any hints about how to cover up KS lesions? Thanks! Read more »

Covering KS lesion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...this here 'cause this is the most active part of the boards. Does anyone know of a good product to cover up a Kaposi's sarcoma lesion? I hope to find something waterproof. Can you help? Read more »