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A prospective necropsy study of arthritis in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.


Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1990 Oct;114(10):1035-7. Unique Identifier :

Thirty-two knee and 23 sternoclavicular joints from 35 subjects with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome were examined prospectively at necropsy. There were two instances of opportunistic infectious arthritis: one caused by Staphylococcus aureus, the other by Sporothrix schenckii. In five other subjects, para-articular bone was infiltrated by granulomatous or neoplastic sequelae of the human immunodeficiency virus infection. There was no immunohistochemical (p24 antigen) or other evidence for existence of a specific acquired immunodeficiency syndrome arthritis.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/COMPLICATIONS/*PATHOLOGY Adolescence Adult Arthritis/COMPLICATIONS/*PATHOLOGY Autopsy Case Report Child Female Human Male Middle Age Prospective Studies JOURNAL ARTICLE


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