What is the prevalence of pulmonary Kaposi sarcoma (KS) in AIDS?

Updated: Mar 13, 2019
  • Author: Ali Nawaz Khan, MBBS, FRCS, FRCP, FRCR; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is widely recognized as the most common malignancy associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Originally, the disease was believed to be a form of primary skin cancer; however, a viral etiology now has been firmly established. [1, 2, 3, 4]  Bronchopulmonary KS has been found on autopsy in 47% of patients with AIDS who had cutaneous Ks. [5]


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