ODILE PICARD; AIMERY DE GRAMONT; MARCEL KRULIK; GUSTAVO GONZALEZ; JACQUES DEBRAY; JEAN CADY
To the editor: The increased incidence of Hodgkin's lymphoma in homosexual men has been documented (1, 2). We report the case of a homosexual man at high risk for the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), who developed an atypical form of Hodgkin disease.
A 51-year-old man with a history of passive rectal intercourse presented in March 1986 with night sweats, weight loss, rectal pain and bleeding, diarrhea, and constipation for 4 months. Physical examination showed a rectal mass; a biopsy specimen was not conclusive. An abdominoperineal resection was done. Pathologic evaluation of the resected specimen and liver biopsy sample showed Hodgkin's
PICARD O, GRAMONT AD, KRULIK M, GONZALEZ G, DEBRAY J, CADY J. Rectal Hodgkin Disease and the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1987;106:775. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-5-775_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(5):775.
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