Kaposi's sarcoma treatment in AIDS

Kaposi's sarcoma treatment in AIDS

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Caption: Kaposi's sarcoma treatment in an AIDS patient. Image 2 of 2. AIDS patient's hand after treatment for Kaposi's sarcoma. AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is a disease 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 relatively rare malignant skin tumour, which results in purple-coloured plaques that eventually form nodules. In AIDS it often spreads to other tissues and can be rapidly fatal. For the same patient before treatment, see M112/406.

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