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What are the symptoms of Kaposi sarcoma?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The main symptoms of Kaposi sarcoma are dark, flat patches of skin. These patches, called lesions, may be red, purple, or dark brown. The lesions may break open and bleed, and they can be found almost anywhere on the body, including internal organs and especially the digestive tract. Usually, multiple lesions will appear at one time, even if they're not all visible. Most of the time, they don't cause any other symptoms. However, in some cases, the lesions may be swollen and very painful. This is especially the case if they appear in the mouth or groin area.

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