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Kaposi's Sarcoma B060
Current RMA Instruments
|Reasonable Hypothesis SOP||9 of 2011|
|Balance of Probabilities SOP||10 of 2011|
Changes from previous instruments
- ICD-9-CM Codes: 176
- ICD-10-AM Codes: C46
Kaposi's sarcoma is a vascular neoplasm that usually presents with purplish, reddish blue, or dark brown/black skin lesions (macules, nodules, plaques). Lesions can also occur on mucous membranes and viscera.
Confirming the diagnosis
Diagnosis may be suspected based on the characteristic appearance of the skin lesion/s, but requires confirmation by histology (from biopsy or excision).
The relevant medical practitioner is an oncologist or infectious diseases physician.
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
Clinical onset will be when the lesions on the skin (or elsewhere), subsequently confirmed to be Kaposi's sarcoma, were first noticed.
The only worsening factor is for inability to obtain appropriate clinical management. A wide range of treatment options are available and appropriate treatment will depend on the individual circumstances and aetiology.