PHILIPPE BIERLING, M.D.; CATHERINE CORDONNIER, M.D.; NAJIB DUEDARI, M.D.; JEAN-PAUL VERNANT, M.D.; JACQUES LEIBOWITCH, M.D.; DOMINIQUE MATHEZ, M.D.
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To the editor: The acquired immunodeficiency seen after bone marrow transplantation and that due to infection with the lymphadenopathy-associated virus/human T-lymphotropic virus type HI (LAV/HTLV-III) have many clinical and immunologic features in common. Marrow transplant recipients are at risk of LAV/HTLV-III infection given the considerable amount of transfused blood products they receive. A retrospective study was conducted in our institution to determine the role of LAV/HTLV-III in the immunodeficiency seen after bone marrow transplantation.
Fifty unselected patients, for whom a serum sample collected at least 100 days after bone marrow transplantation was available, were included. All patients received an allogeneic
BIERLING P, CORDONNIER C, DUEDARI N, et al. Lymphadenopathy-Associated Virus/Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type III in Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation. Ann Intern Med. 1986;104:131–132. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-1-131
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(1):131-132.
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