Saturday, 9 October 2010

MRCP revision battle 28.5: Kaposi's sarcoma

Kaposi's sarcoma is a red, brown, purple or blue plaque on the skin or mucosa

Kaposi's sarcoma is derived from capillary endothelial cells or fibrous tissue.

It is associated with HHV-8.

It may be secondary to immunosupression, or a diagnosing feature of HIV infection.

Next up - CML....