Sarcoma de Kaposi en la espalda

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Sarcoma de Kaposi en la espalda

El sarcoma de Kaposi solía ser una malignidad rara de los vasos sanguíneos, pero ahora se le asocia con el SIDA y ocurre más frecuentemente en hombres homosexuales que en drogadictos por vía intravenosa. Una investigación reciente sugiere que puede ser ocasionado por un virus del herpes descubierto hace poco. Esta malignidad se traduce en lesiones de color purpúreo y en forma de uva que cubren la piel, el tracto gastrointestinal y otros órganos.

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  • Last Reviewed on 10/06/2012
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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