What are the racial predilections of Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

Updated: Apr 11, 2019
  • Author: Jessica Katz, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: Edwin Choy, MD, PhD  more...
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In Africa and developing regions, epidemic AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma is common in heterosexual adults and occurs less often in children.

Classic Kaposi sarcoma typically occurs in elderly men of Mediterranean and Eastern European background.

Endemic African Kaposi sarcoma occurs in HIV-seronegative men, women, and children in Africa.

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