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Lymphoma in AIDS.




 

J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol. 1990 Nov-Dec;10(6):326-30. Unique

The lymphoma occurring in AIDS patients is characterized by the following features. 1. It is a B-cell malignant neoplasm of high-grade malignancy resulting from a profound T-cell suppression caused by the cytotoxic effect of a retrovirus that has lymphotropism for the T4 subset. 2. The age of lymphoma patients parallels that of AIDS patients. 3. Prodromal manifestations frequently herald the emergence of the lymphoma. 4. Extranodal involvement is frequently seen. 5. The lymphomas are resistant to treatment, with low patient survival.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*COMPLICATIONS/EPIDEMIOLOGY Human Lymphoma/*ETIOLOGY/THERAPY JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW REVIEW, TUTORIAL



 




Information in this article was accurate in September 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.