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
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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).
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. ;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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