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5 Facts you should know about

Kaposi sarcoma

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First described by Moritz Kaposi in 1872

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Kaposi sarcoma (KS) causes red or purple lesions to grow under the skin and in the lining of the mouth, nose, and throat

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KS is caused by a combination of immune suppression and infection by Human herpesvirus 8 (KSHV)

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Over 35% of people with AIDS may be affected by Kaposi’s sarcoma

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More common in older men of Jewish or Mediterranean descent

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