Kaposi's sarcoma could be caused by herpesvirus
This article was originally published in Clinica
Kaposi's sarcoma in AIDS patients may be caused by an unknown herpesvirus. Researchers at Columbia University, New York, used representational difference analysis to find unique DNA sequences in KS tissue that are not present in non-diseased tissue from the same patient. The team, led by Drs Yuan Chang and Patrick Moore, says the sequences they found have similarities to saimiri and Epstein-Barr viruses but appear to be from a new herpesvirus. However, they stress that the work is preliminary.
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