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Case 3: Kaposi's Sarcoma

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C Although Kaposi's sarcoma can be serious, it is not an AIDS-defining illness.

This answer is incorrect. Any form of Kaposi's sarcoma, cutaneous or visceral, is an AIDS-defining illness.

A In some patients, highly active antiretroviral therapy alone causes significant improvement of Kaposi's sarcoma lesions.
B Human herpes virus type 6 (HHV-6) is the causative agent of Kaposi's sarcoma.
D For patients with visceral Kaposi's sarcoma, bleomycin combined with vincristine is the treatment of choice.

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