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What Does Ks Look Like

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How does KS look? Can KS blanch (turn white wehn you press on it)?

Is it common or have there been many clinical cases of KS flat lesions (non-nodule type), that blanch completely upon applying light pressure?All the literature that I've had to read says that KS does not blanch upon pressure. However, it seems that...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
KS can come in so many varied forms and colors. The lesions are often in the shape of an ellipse. They can be pink, red, purple, and brown. They can range in size from tiny to many inches in diameter. They can be flat or nodular. So there is no... Read more »

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Woman with KS question

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KS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know what ks looks like ,Ive got to small raised red spots on my arm about the diameter of a pea with kind of a rough serface to them any ideas what this is. Read more »

POSITIVE?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Although I have not tested positive(yet) I believe I will. I go today.First test negative. RNA PCR test. What I want to know is what was some of you guys symptoms. Mine are nightsweats, rashes,KS (looks like), I have had purple like spots appear and... Read more »

KS suspect

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have reason to believe I may have come into contact with KS, I understand these lesions can show up briefly and dissapear just as quickly. I`m really worried. It looks nothing like typical herpes rashes or syhpillis. In fact it looks more like... Read more »

Question about KS.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How large are ks lesions? I have a dark purple looking bruise on my arm,its about 2inches by 1 inch big could it be ks or are ks lessions smaller anyone please Read more »