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Kaposi Sarcoma Treatment

Immunosuppressive Treatment-related Kaposi Sarcoma

Immunosuppressive treatment-related Kaposi sarcoma is found in patients who have had an organ transplant (for example, a kidney, heart, or liver transplant). These patients take drugs to keep their immune systems from attacking the new organ. When the body's immune system is weakened by these drugs, diseases like Kaposi sarcoma can develop.

Immunosuppressive treatment-related Kaposi sarcoma often affects only the skin, but may also occur in the mucous membranes or other organs.

This type of Kaposi sarcoma is also called transplant-related or acquired Kaposi sarcoma.