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Kaposi’s sarcoma (NCLEX Review) 


Skin lesions that occur primarily in individuals with a compromised immune system


  • Kaposi’s sarcoma is a slow-growing tumor that appears as raised, oblong, purplish, reddish-brown lesions; may be tender or nontender.
  • Organ involvement includes the lymph nodes, airways or lungs, or any part of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to anus.


  • Maintain standard precautions.
  • Provide protective isolation if the immune system is depressed.
  • Prepare the client for radiation therapy or chemotherapy as prescribed.
  • Administer immunotherapy, as prescribed, to stabilize the immune system.

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