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Ka·po·si's sarcoma

n :  a neoplastic disease affecting esp. the skin and mucous membranes, characterized esp. by the formation of pink to reddish-brown or bluish tumorous plaques, macules, papules, or nodules esp. on the lower extremities, and formerly limited primarily to elderly men in whom it followed a benign course but now being a major and sometimes fatal disease associated with immunodeficient individuals with AIDS - abbr. KS
Kaposi, Moritz (1837-1902),
Hungarian dermatologist. Kaposi taught and practiced at a leading clinic of dermatology in Vienna. He was the author of a number of original descriptions of skin diseases including the condition now known as Kaposi's sarcoma.

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