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Insights into pathogenic events of HIV-associated Kaposi sarcoma and immune reconstitution syndrome related Kaposi sarcoma

By Lemmer Johan and Feller Liviu


<p>Abstract</p> <p>A decrease in the incidence of human immune deficiency virus-associated Kaposi sarcoma (HIV-KS) and regression of some established HIV-KS lesions is evident after the introduction of highly active anti-retroviral treatment (HAART), and is attributed to generalized immune restoration, to the reconstitution of human herpesvirus (HHV)-8 specific cellular immune responses, and to the decrease in HIV Tat protein and HHV-8 loads following HAART. However, a small subset of HIV-seropositive subjects with a low CD4+ T cell count at the time of introduction of HAART, may develop HIV-KS as immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) within 8 weeks thereafter.</p

Topics: Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology. Including cancer and carcinogens, RC254-282, Internal medicine, RC31-1245, Medicine, R, DOAJ:Oncology, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences, Infectious and parasitic diseases, RC109-216
Publisher: BioMed Central
Year: 2008
DOI identifier: 10.1186/1750-9378-3-1
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