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Epstein-Barr virus induced non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as a presenting manifestation of acquired immune deficiency syndrome.


J Assoc Physicians India. 1999 Apr;47(4):442-3. Unique Identifier :

A 30 year old, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive patient presented with fever and intra-abdominal lymphadenopathy. Cytology smears from the nodes showed a high grade Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) which was B cell in origin. NHL was the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) defining disease in this patient. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) studies on tumour tissue showed presence of Epstein Barr Virus.

JOURNAL ARTICLE Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*COMPLICATIONS Adult Case Report *Herpesvirus 4, Human/ISOLATION & PURIF Human Lymph Nodes/PATHOLOGY Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin/ETIOLOGY/*VIROLOGY Male Polymerase Chain Reaction


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