Update on Kaposi's sarcoma and other HHV8 associated diseases. Part 1: epidemiology, environmental predispositions, clinical manifestations, and therapy.

@article{Hengge2002UpdateOK,
  title={Update on Kaposi's sarcoma and other HHV8 associated diseases. Part 1: epidemiology, environmental predispositions, clinical manifestations, and therapy.},
  author={Ulrich R. Hengge and Thomas Ruzicka and Stephen K Tyring and Martin Stuschke and Michael Roggendorf and Robert A. Schwartz and Siegfried Seeber},
  journal={The Lancet. Infectious diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={2 5},
  pages={281-92}
}
Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a mesenchymal tumour involving blood and lymphatic vessels. Only recently has the pathogenesis of this extraordinary neoplasm been elucidated. Viral oncogenesis and cytokine-induced growth together with some state of immunocompromise represent important conditions for this tumour to develop. In 1994, a novel virus was discovered and termed human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8), also known as Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpes virus, which can be found in all types of KS, whether… CONTINUE READING
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