ODILE PICARD; AIMERY DE GRAMONT; MARCEL KRULIK; GUSTAVO GONZALEZ; JACQUES DEBRAY; JEAN CADY
To the editor: The increased incidence of Hodgkin's lymphoma in homosexual men has been documented (1, 2). We report the case of a homosexual man at high risk for the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), who developed an atypical form of Hodgkin disease.
A 51-year-old man with a history of passive rectal intercourse presented in March 1986 with night sweats, weight loss, rectal pain and bleeding, diarrhea, and constipation for 4 months. Physical examination showed a rectal mass; a biopsy specimen was not conclusive. An abdominoperineal resection was done. Pathologic evaluation of the resected specimen and liver biopsy sample showed Hodgkin's
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PICARD O, GRAMONT AD, KRULIK M, GONZALEZ G, DEBRAY J, CADY J. Rectal Hodgkin Disease and the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1987;106:775. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-5-775_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(5):775.
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