ID#: 5514
This photograph depicts a close medial view of the medial ankle region of a patient’s left foot revealing the presence of what initially appeared to be a stasis dermatitis ulcer, but turned out to be a Kaposi's sarcoma lesion. In recent years, the vast majority of cases of Kaposi’s sarcoma are found in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS. The most common site for KS is on the skin but it may also affect internal organs, particularly the lymph nodes, the lungs and digestive system.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Steve Kraus
Creation Date: 1981
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.