Kaposis sarcoma

This is a prominent, light to dark red tumor in the conjunctival fornix or proceeding from the palpebral conjunctiva. It consists of malignant spindle cells and nests of atypical endothelial cells. Today Kaposi's sarcomas are seen most frequently as opportunistic disease in patients with AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). The ophthalmologist can make a tentative diagnosis of AIDS on the basis of typical clinical signs on the conjunctiva and order further diagnostic studies (Fig. 4.26). Recently there has been evidence that herpes virus (HHV-8) is involved in the development of Kaposi's sarcoma.

— Conjunctival lymphoma. -

Fig. 4.25 Typical salmon-colored conjunctival tumor in the inferior fornix.

— Conjunctival lymphoma. -

— Kaposi's sarcoma.

tumor in the conjunctival fornix in a patient with

Fig. 4.26 Prominent dark red

AIDS.

tumor in the conjunctival fornix in a patient with

Fig. 4.26 Prominent dark red

AIDS.

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Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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