LEONARD H. CALABRESE, D.O.; MAX R. PROFFITT, Ph.D.; BELINDA YEN-LIEBERMAN, Ph.D.; ROBERT E. HOBBS, M.D.; NORMAN B. RATLIFF, M.D.
Most clinical signs and symptoms reported in persons infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are due to opportunistic infections or malignancies that flourish in the presence of profound immunosuppression. Some important clinical findings, however, involving the gastrointestinal, hematologic, and central nervous systems are not readily explainable on this basis and have raised the possibility of an alternative pathogenic mechanism such as a direct effect from the virus itself. Cardiac manifestations in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) have not been frequently reported, but have generally reflected opportunistic infections of the myocardium itself (1, 2) or direct involvement with
CALABRESE LH, PROFFITT MR, YEN-LIEBERMAN B, HOBBS RE, RATLIFF NB. Congestive Cardiomyopathy and Illness Related to the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Associated with Isolation of Retrovirus from Myocardium. Ann Intern Med. ;107:691–692. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-5-691
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(5):691-692.
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