Kaposi's sarcoma lesion

A seven-year-old HIV-infected girl with a Kaposi sarcoma lesion. This tumor is rarely diagnosed among U.S. children, with the occasional exception of Haitian children with vertical HIV infection or older adolescents. Kaposi sarcoma is observed more commonly among HIV-infected children in some other geographic locales, including parts of Africa (e.g., Zambia and Uganda) and Romania. Kaposi sarcoma has been linked to infection with a novel herpesvirus, now known as human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) or Kaposi sarcoma-associated virus (KSV).



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