ROBERT DENGLER; HENRIKE THOMSSEN; MARTIN VOLKMAN; BERTOLD EMMERICH, M.D.
To the editor: The recent article by Schooley and associates (1) was read in our student seminar as an example of the impact of biotechnologic methods on diagnosis in hematologic and infectious diseases. We noted that both case reports describe findings also seen in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, such as lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly, interstitial pneumonitis, humoral immune abnormalities, and in particular lymphocytopenia with a reduced T4/T8 ratio. We would like to ask why there is no information about serologic studies concerning the human immunodeficiency virus infections, which would have been done according to the case reports, and whether this
DENGLER R, THOMSSEN H, VOLKMAN M, EMMERICH B. Chronic Epstein-Barr Virus Infection and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection. Ann Intern Med. ;106:775. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-5-775_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(5):775.
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