ALAN M. ISRAEL, M.D.; BENJAMIN KOZINER, M.D.; DAVID J. STRAUS, M.D.
The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is characterized by opportunistic infections and, in some patients, an aggressive form of Kaposi's sarcoma (1-4). The syndrome is most commonly diagnosed in homosexual men and intravenous drug abusers. An increased incidence of undifferentiated non-Hodgkin's lymphoma has also been reported in the population at risk for the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (5, 6). An illness characterized by fever, weight loss, and generalized lymphadenopathy is a common precursor to the development of Kaposi's sarcoma, opportunistic infection, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (7).
We present the first report of a plasma-cell tumor in a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. This
ISRAEL AM, KOZINER B, STRAUS DJ. Plasmacytoma and the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. ;99:635–636. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-5-635
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(5):635-636.
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