Kaposi's sarcoma virus

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Last reviewed: 11.04.2020

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Kaposi's sarcoma is a multifocal disease with a predominant lesion of the skin, as well as internal organs and lymph nodes. The causative agent was discovered recently, called KSHV (herpesvirus associated with Kaposi's sarcoma), or HHV-8. There are 3 genovariants: F, B, C. The Kalosha sarcoma virus is widespread in different countries of the world. Antibodies to it were found in 90% of HIV-infected people.

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