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Case 3: Kaposi's Sarcoma

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B Human herpes virus type 6 (HHV-6) is the causative agent of Kaposi's sarcoma.

This answer is incorrect. Multiple lines of evidence have now established that human herpes virus type 8 (HHV-8), not HHV-6, is the causative agent of Kaposi's sarcoma. The HHV-8 virus is also referred to as Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV).

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A In some patients, highly active antiretroviral therapy alone causes significant improvement of Kaposi's sarcoma lesions.
C Visceral, but not isolated cutaneous Kaposi's sarcoma, is an AIDS-defining illness.
D For patients with visceral Kaposi's sarcoma, bleomycin (Blenoxane) combined with vincristine (Oncovin) is the treatment of choice.

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