Dermatologic Manifestations of Kaposi Sarcoma Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 19, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

What is the pathophysiology of Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

What causes the dermatologic manifestations of Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

What is the prevalence of Kaposi sarcoma (KS) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

What are the racial predilections of Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

What are the sexual predilections of Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

What is the prognosis of Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of cutaneous Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

What are the possible complications of Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of cutaneous Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Dermatologic Manifestations of Kaposi Sarcoma?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of cutaneous Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of cutaneous Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of dermatologic manifestations of Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

What is the AIDS Clinical Trials Group classification for Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

What is the Mitsuyasu system for staging Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

What is the preferred staging system for Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

Treatment

How is Kaposi sarcoma (KS) treated?

What is the role of surgery in Kaposi sarcoma (KS) treatment?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

How is Kaposi sarcoma (KS) prevented?

What is the role of long-term monitoring in the treatment of the dermatologic manifestations of Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

Medications

What is the role of medication in the treatment of the dermatologic manifestations of Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

Which medications in the drug class Antiviral agents are used in the treatment of Dermatologic Manifestations of Kaposi Sarcoma?

Which medications in the drug class Retinoids are used in the treatment of Dermatologic Manifestations of Kaposi Sarcoma?

Which medications in the drug class Chemotherapy agents are used in the treatment of Dermatologic Manifestations of Kaposi Sarcoma?