CHRISTIAN DARNE, M.D.; PHILIPPE SOLAL-CELIGNY, M.D.; ALAIN HERRERA, M.D.; MARIE-JOSÉ RAMOND, M.D.; FRANCOISE BRUN-VEZINET, M.D.; NICOLE BROUSSE, M.D.; PIERRE BOIVIN, M.D.
To the editor: Hematological abnormalities described in patients with full-blown acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or the AIDS-related complex can involve one or several blood cell lines (1). In most cases, they are unrelated to disseminated opportunistic infection, bone marrow localization of Kaposi's sarcoma, or malignant lymphoma, and their mechanism has yet to be understood. A patient of ours had the AIDS-related complex and previously unreported hematological features similar to those of the acute myelofibrosis syndrome (2).
A 27-year-old black man, a native of the French Caribbean who was an intravenous drug addict, was hospitalized in September 1984 for abdominal and
DARNE C, SOLAL-CELIGNY P, HERRERA A, RAMOND M, BRUN-VEZINET F, BROUSSE N, et al. Acute Myelofibrosis and Infection with the Lymphadenopathy-Associated Virus/Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type III. Ann Intern Med. ;104:130–131. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-1-130_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(1):130-131.
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