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This highly magnified photomicrograph depicts the characteristic histopathologic changes found in a Kaposi’s sarcoma lesion. Termed pleomorphism, note how the nuclei vary in size and staining qualities, with some of the nuclei being atypical. Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) is a cancer that is common in those who have contracted the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and went on to develop the infection known as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Steve Kraus
Creation Date:1981
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