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AIDS pathology: infections and neoplasms in 55 fatal AIDS cases. A postmortem study.


Pol J Pathol. 1996;47(4):163-70. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

The study evaluated the incidence of infections and neoplasms in 55 out of 104 patients with AIDS who died in Poland from January 1986 to April 1994 (the estimated autopsy rate-52.8%). Histopathological examination revealed 103 infections and 11 neoplasms. In 40 persons (73%) either multiple infections or a neoplasm and an infection were diagnosed. Cytomegalovirus infection was most common. (65.5% of cases) followed by Pneumocystis carinii (24% of cases). These infections were the leading cause of death in 20% and 16% of cases, respectively. The results of this study showed a significantly lower incidence of Pneumocystis carinii, Kaposi's sarcoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in comparison with the results of similar studies in countries with a large number of AIDS cases.

*Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/COMPLICATIONS *AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections/EPIDEMIOLOGY *Neoplasms/EPIDEMIOLOGY


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