Ramon A. Torres, MD; Michael R. Barr, BS
To the Editors: In light of recent cases of idiopathic CD4 T-lymphocytopenia (1), we report a case of an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-associated illness in a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-seronegative man with disseminated measles infection.
In April 1991, a 25-year-old homosexual man presented with 1-week history of a morbilliform skin eruption accompanied by fever, nonproductive cough, dyspnea, and lethargy. The patient had emigrated from Venezuela and had never received measles immunization. Five months before the onset of illness, he had tested negative for HIV-1 antibodies by enzyme immunoassay (EIA).
Physical examination was remarkable for a temperature of 40 °C, oral
Ramon A. Torres, Michael R. Barr. AIDS-associated Illness and HIV Negativity. Ann Intern Med. 1992;117:973. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-11-973_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(11):973.
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