G. Garnier, MD; B. Taillan, MD; J. F. Michiels, MD
To the Editors: From July 1985 through August 1990, 320 cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma were registered by the central anatomopathology laboratory of the University Hospitals of Nice. Among the 156 patients with intermediate- or high-grade lymphoma, 25 were HIV positive (14 intravenous drug users [56%]). During the same period, 63 patients with Hodgkin disease were registered, and 12 of these patients were HIV positive (11 intravenous drug users [11%]).
In our region, where the principal risk factor for HIV infection is intravenous drug use, the ratio of cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma to Hodgkin disease in HIV-positive patients is 2.08, which
Garnier G, Taillan B, Michiels JF. HIV-associated Hodgkin Disease. Ann Intern Med. 1991;115:233. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-3-233_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(3):233.
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