Kaposi's sarcoma, also known as syndrome, is a type of cancer
that is characterized by purplish or brownish tumors
that resemble wounds.
The tumors usually appear on the skin but can also occur on mucous membranes or certain organs (lungs, digestive system).
The disease is caused by the human herpes virus 8, which is transmitted through sexual contact.
It primarily affects people with weakened immune systems, including people with HIV
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