Kaposi's sarcoma

Kaposi's sarcoma

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Credit: DR M.A. ANSARY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Kaposi's sarcoma. Light micrograph of a section through part of the lung of an AIDS patient, showing a Kaposi's sarcoma tumour nodule. AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It causes a gradual weakening of the immune system, making otherwise harmless infections life- threatening. Kaposi's sarcoma is a type of skin cancer. In AIDS it often spreads to other tissues, for example the lungs or intestine, and can be rapidly fatal. This image was taken in Africa, where lack of access to medicine and information makes AIDS a major public health concern. For a higher power image of the same lesion see M112/323.

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