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what is the treatment of Kaposi's sarcoma?
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plzzz help
what is the treatment of Kaposi's sarcoma?
You can check this website for full details
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1083998-treatment
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The introduction of HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy) has significantly reduced the incidence of Kaposi sarcoma and changed its clinical course. Optimal control of HIV infection using HAART is an integral part of successful Kaposi sarcoma therapy. It should be the first step in therapy.

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AIDS-related KS, HAART has been shown to prevent, or induce regression of, KS. Some AIDS patients have complete resolution of the lesions and prolonged remission while continuing the therapy. Therefore, HAART should be considered first-line treatment for these patients, though they may require other concomitant treatments.
Once the diagnosis of KS has been made, treatment is based on the subtype and the presence of localized versus systemic disease. Localized cutaneous disease can be treated with cryotherapy, intralesional injections of vinblastine, alitretinoin gel, radiotherapy, topical immunotherapy (imiquimod), or surgical excision. Extensive cutaneous disease and/or internal disease may require IV chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Discontinuation or reduction of immunosuppressive therapy is recommended when KS arises in the setting of iatrogenic immunosuppression. However, with AIDS-related KS,
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treatment of the underlying hiv will have the symptoms go away.
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treatment of the underlying hiv will have the symptoms go away.
in those where HAART doesnt work, liposomal adriamycin and vinblastine can be given. ( source mtb 3)
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