HHV8. Definition

Medical Definition: HHV8

Type of herpes virus that can cause Kaposi's sarcoma (a rare cancer that can cause skin lesions) and a type of lymphoma (cancer that begins in the lymphatic system), especially in patients who have a weak immune system . Also called KSHV, human herpesvirus 8, herpes virus associated with Kaposi's sarcoma.

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