KAPOSI'S SARCOMA

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Date

1987

Description

This HIV patient has labial and gingival Kaposi's sarcoma secondary to his AIDS infection which included the jawbone. In approximately 7.5-10 percent of AIDS patients display signs of oral Kaposi's sarcoma, and can range in appearance from a small asymptomatic growths that are flat purple-red in color, to larger nodular growths.

Source

Public Health Image Library

Citation

CDC/ Sol Silverman, Jr., D.D.S., University of California, San Francisco, “KAPOSI'S SARCOMA,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed June 17, 2024, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/7706.