Kaposi sarcoma


Kaposi's sarcoma: A malignant neoplasm characterized by a vascular proliferation which usually contains blunt endothelial cells. Erythrocyte extravasation and hemosiderin deposition are frequently present. The most frequent site of involvement is the skin; however it may also occur internally. It generally develops in people with compromised immune systems including those with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Data source
FinnGen phenocode C3_KAPOSI_SARCOMA
Hospital Discharge registry ICD-10: C46
Cause of Death registry ICD-10: C46
Level in the ICD-hierarchy 3
First defined in version DF4
DOID 8632
GWAS catalog 0000558
MESH D012514
SNOMED CT 109385007

Key figures

Sex All Female Male
Number of individuals 17 - 12
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 0.01 - 0.02
Mean age at first event (years) 62.39 - 60.55
Case fatality at 5-years (%) 17.65 - 8.33

Longitudinal metrics

Sex All Female Male
Median nb. of events per indiv. 2 - 2
Recurrence at 6 months (%) 41.18 - 50.0


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