BRUCE L. EVATT, M.D.; ROSEMARY B. RAMSEY, M.S.; DALE N. LAWRENCE, M.D.; LAWRENCE D. ZYLA, M.P.H.; JAMES W. CURRAN, M.D.
Since mid-1981 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has received reports of more than 1900 cases of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. These patients had either Kaposi's sarcoma confirmed by biopsy or a life-threatening opportunistic infection confirmed by biopsy or culture. In January 1982 a case of a hemophiliac with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia was reported to the CDC, and by July 1982 two other hemophiliacs had developed P. carinii pneumonia. During the next 12 months a total of 22 confirmed cases of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome occurred in hemophiliacs, 17 in the United States and 5 outside the United States. We report the nature of the epidemic of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in hemophiliacs and summarize pertinent clinical aspects.
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EVATT BL, RAMSEY RB, LAWRENCE DN, ZYLA LD, CURRAN JW. The Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in Patients with Hemophilia. Ann Intern Med. 1984;100:499–504. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-4-499
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