Clinical variants dictate KS treatment

March 1, 2004

Washington, D.C. - There are several clinical variants of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), and appropriate treatment and response to treatment differ according to the clinical variant, according to Katie Pang, M.D., a clinical research fellow working with Dr. Stephen Tyring at the Center for Clinical Studies in Houston, Texas. The four major clinical variants are classic KS, KS in iatrogenically immunosuppressed patients, AIDS-related epidemic KS, and African endemic KS. HHV-8 is the etiological agent of all of the clinical types of KS.