U. TIRELLI; E. VACCHER; G. REZZA; G. BROCCIA; P.G. FASSIO; M. GOBBI; F.M. GRITTI; G. LAMBERTENGHI DELILIERS; A. LAZZARIN; G. LUZI; F. MANDELLI; R. MASERTI; N. PIERSANTELLI; F. PUPPO; G. ROSSI; R. FOA; F. GAVOSTA; S. MONFARDINI
To the editor: Although unusual and aggressive features have been seen in cases of Hodgkin disease in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), it is not considered a criterion for diagnosis of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). By May 1987 the Gruppo Italiano Cooperativo AIDS and Tumori had diagnosed 21 patients with HIV-associated Hodgkin disease in 14 Italian institutes. One patient was diagnosed in 1983, 2 patients in 1984, 5 patients in 1985, 9 patients in 1986, and 4 patients in the first 5 months of 1987. The median age was 24 years (range, 20 to 37).
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TIRELLI U, VACCHER E, REZZA G, BROCCIA G, FASSIO P, GOBBI M, et al. Hodgkin Disease and Infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Italy. Ann Intern Med. 1988;108:309–310. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-2-309_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(2):309-310.
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