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Kaposi Sarcoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - African Kaposi Sarcoma

African Kaposi sarcoma is a fairly common form of the disease found in young adult males who live near the equator in Africa. Symptoms of African Kaposi sarcoma can be the same as classic Kaposi sarcoma. However, African Kaposi sarcoma can also be found in a much more aggressive form that may cause sores on the skin and spread from the skin to the tissues to the bone. Another form of Kaposi sarcoma that is common in young children in Africa does not affect the skin but spreads through the lymph nodes to vital organs, and quickly becomes fatal.

This type of Kaposi sarcoma is not common in the United States and treatment information is not included in this summary.

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    Last Updated: September 04, 2014
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