Kaposi's sarcoma


  • HHV-8, a gamma herpes virus, also known as Kaposi sarcoma (KS)-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), is etiologic agent of all clinical variants of KS (also causes multicentric Castleman disease , primary effusion lymphoma, and Kaposi sarcoma herpesvirus inflammatory cytokine syndrome - KICS).
  • Multicentric angioproliferative tumor with spindle-shaped tumor cells, aberrant proliferation of blood vessels, and extravasated RBCs involving skin, mucosa, and visera of internal organs

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Last updated: March 4, 2023