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    Kaposi Sarcoma (AIDS-Associated)

    Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a vascular tumor caused by herpesvirus type 8 infection. AIDS-associated KS is an aggressive, multicentric tumor that may involve the face, trunk, mucosal surfaces, lymphatics, or GI tract. Lesions appear as bluish to violaceous macules, plaques, or tumors.

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