Soft Tissue
Low / intermediate grade vascular tumors
Lymphadenopathic Kaposi sarcoma

Author: Vijay Shankar, M.D.

Revised: 31 January 2018, last major update November 2012

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Shankar, V. Lymphadenopathic Kaposi sarcoma. website. Accessed June 25th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Also known as African endemic
  • Occurs in young Bantu children in South Africa (same population gets Burkitt lymphoma)
  • Presents with localized or systemic lymphadenopathy
  • Extremely aggressive disease; rarely is restricted just to lymph nodes; skin involvement is unusual
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