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PATHOGENS

  • HHV-8, a gamma herpes virus, also known as Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is etiologic agent of all clinical variants of KS (also causes multicentric Castleman disease and primary effusion lymphoma).

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Last updated: August 24, 2013