LOWELL E. IRWIN, M.D.; MARK K. BEGANDY, M.D.; TILLMAN M. MOORE, M.D.
To the editor: Kaposi's sarcoma, squamous cell carcinoma of the buccal mucosa, and lymphoid malignancies with or without opportunistic infections have been described in homosexual men with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (1-4). We report a previously undescribed association between adenosquamous carcinoma of the lung and the syndrome in a young homosexual man, and suggest that other malignancies will be seen in association with this syndrome.
In December 1982, a 35-year-old white homosexual man developed fever, night sweats, and a nonproductive cough. In April 1983, he developed pain in his left shoulder. A roentgenogram of the shoulder showed lytic changes in
LOWELL E. IRWIN, MARK K. BEGANDY, TILLMAN M. MOORE. Adenosquamous Carcinoma of the Lung and the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1984;100:158. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-1-158_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(1):158.
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