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[Cardiac pathology in human immunodeficiency virus infection]


Arch Anat Cytol Pathol. 1990;38(4):171-9. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

Clinical cardiac manifestations are rare in the course of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), but cardiac lesions can be found at autopsy in 60% of cases. Myocardium and pericardium are the most frequently involved. Cardiac involvement in opportunistic infections, Kaposi's sarcoma, and non Hodgkin's malignant lymphomas usually reflects systemic dissemination of the disease. Idiopathic myocarditis and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy may also occur and may be related to human immunodeficiency virus. Dysautonomia and drug-induced cardiac lesions have also been reported. Cardiac involvement of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in children is characterized by possible lesions of conduction tissue.

Adult Child Endocardium English Abstract Heart Diseases/*COMPLICATIONS/EPIDEMIOLOGY Human HIV Infections/*COMPLICATIONS Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's/COMPLICATIONS Myocardial Diseases/COMPLICATIONS/EPIDEMIOLOGY Pericardium Sarcoma, Kaposi's/COMPLICATIONS JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW REVIEW, ACADEMIC


Information in this article was accurate in January 30, 1991. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.