KAPOSI'S SARCOMA LESION

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Date

1981

Description

This brown cutaneous nodule represents a Kaposi's sarcoma lesion commonly found in patients with AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Before the onset of the AIDS pandemic, Kaposi's sarcoma was an uncommon malignancy found mainly amongst Mediterranean men, African children and Ashkenazi Jews, but became the most common neoplasm found in those with AIDS.

Source

Public Health Image Library

Citation

CDC/ Dr. Steve Kraus, “KAPOSI'S SARCOMA LESION,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed June 17, 2024, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/7711.