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Kaposi Sarcoma - Characterized by red/purplish lesions that develop under the skin, Kaposi sarcoma (KS) develops in mucous membranes or in the tissues under the skin that line the lymph vessels. In addition to classic Kaposi sarcoma, other types include the following: African (endemic) Kaposi sarcoma (found in young men who live near the equator in Africa), immunosuppressive treatment-related Kaposi's sarcoma (found in organ-transplant patients), epidemic Kaposi sarcoma (found in AIDS patients), and nonepidemic Kaposi sarcoma (found in patients thought to have an increased risk for AIDS). Kaposi sarcoma was named after Hungarian dermatologist Moritz Kaposi.
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