Kaposi's sarcoma

Kaposi's sarcoma

Kaposi's sarcoma is a tumor caused by infection with human herpesvirus 8, also known as Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus or KS agent. It was originally described by Moritz Kaposi, a Hungarian dermatologist practicing at the University of Vienna in 1872. It became more widely known as one of the AIDS-defining illnesses in the 1980s. The viral cause for this cancer was discovered in 1994. Although KS is now well-established to be caused by a viral infection, there is widespread lack ... more on Wikipedia

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