Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpes Virus
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A type of herpes virus that may cause Kaposi's sarcoma (a rare cancer that can cause skin lesions) and a type of lymphoma (cancer that begins in the lymph system), especially in patients who have a weak immune system. Also called KSHV, human herpesvirus 8 and HHV8.

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High School
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  • A type of herpes virus that may cause Kaposi's sarcoma (a rare cancer that can cause skin lesions) and a type of lymphoma (cancer that begins in the lymph system), especially in patients who have a weak immune system. Also called Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, human herpesvirus 8 and HHV8.

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    40

    FK Grade Level
    College
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