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Summer 2000, Vol. 8 No. 2

H.K. Dermatol. Venereol. Bull. (2000) 8, 58-65


Review Article

Kaposi's Sarcoma - An Update of Management

MH Ho

Abstract
Kaposi's sarcoma is an old but yet new disease. It was first described by Moritz Kaposi in 1872. Though it exists for more than a century, its pathogenesis is only recently revealed. It is now regarded as an angioproliferative disease. Human herpes virus type 8 has been shown to be an important aetiological agent in all types of Kaposi's sarcoma. A complicated network of various types of cytokines participates in the pathogenesis of Kaposi's sarcoma. More researches are being conducted on the pathogenesis and new treatment modalities. The following article will concentrate on the new aspects of management.