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3. Manifestations of Specific Types

Each type of Kaposi’s sarcoma has unique clinical presentations in addition to the standard symptoms.

  • Classic Kaposi’s sarcoma usually results in fewer lesions that appear primarily on the feet and lower limbs. Additionally, the lesions grow much slower than with other types.
  • Endemic Kaposi’s sarcoma affects people under the age of 40 and can even develop in children. Sometimes this form mimics classic Kaposi’s sarcoma, though it can be aggressive and spread to the internal organs and lymphatic system.
  • Epidemic Kaposi’s sarcoma is incredibly aggressive and presents with many lesions. The lesions often appear on the face and body. Internal tumors are common.
  • Iatrogenic Kaposi’s sarcoma often develops suddenly and typically only affects the skin. However, it can rapidly spread and progress.
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