CARLOS M. FRANCO, M.D.; LYNN E. HENDRIX, M.D.; J. LEE LOKEY, M.D.
To the editor: There have been only isolated reports concerning bone marrow findings in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (1-3). Most of these bone marrow samples have been obtained in the course of evaluation for opportunistic infections. We obtained iliac crest bone marrow aspirates and biopsy samples of 17 homosexual men (average age, 33.2 years), 12 of whom met the Centers for Disease Control criteria for the syndsome. Abnormalities included atypical lymphoid aggregates, plasmacytosis, and dilated vascular channels.
Five of twelve patients with the syndrome had atypical lymphoid aggregates and plasmacytosis in the bone marrow. The lymphoid aggregates per
FRANCO CM, HENDRIX LE, LOKEY JL. Bone Marrow Abnormalities in the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. ;101:275–276. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-2-275_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(2):275-276.
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