RICHARD D. COFSKY, M.D.; SHELDON H. LANDESMAN, M.D.
To the editor: The acquired immune-deficiency syndrome comprises a spectrum of defects in cell-mediated immunity resulting in opportunistic infections and unusual neoplasms, predominately Kaposi's sarcoma (1). There are recent reports of patients with the syndrome developing primary brain lymphomas as part of the syndrome's spectrum (2, 3). Persons of any age with primary B-cell lymphomas of the central nervous system are considered to meet the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) case definition of the syndrome (HAVERKOS H. Personal communication). We have recently seen a patient who developed a B-cell lymphoma of the brain after receiving blood transfusions but who we
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COFSKY RD, LANDESMAN SH. Central B-Cell Lymphoma. Ann Intern Med. 1984;100:311–312. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-2-311_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(2):311-312.
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