Robert C. Kelsey, MD; Alex Saker, MD; Michael Morgan, MD
Lymphomatous involvement of the heart is rare and is associated with short survival, with diagnosis usually made after death (1). We report the case of a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and diffuse large-cell lymphoma involving the right atrium and atrioventricular node who had a complete and lasting response after cytotoxic chemotherapy. This case shows the efficacy of aggressive treatment of extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma in a patient with AIDS. This case is of particular interest because the patient had cardiac involvement at initial presentation.
A 44-year-old homosexual man was hospitalized at the James A. Haley Veterans
Kelsey RC, Saker A, Morgan M. Cardiac Lymphoma in a Patient with AIDS. Ann Intern Med. ;115:370–371. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-5-370
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(5):370-371.
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