NLM AIDSLINE Sensibility and specificity of the lymph nodal biopsy in HIV patients to
detect the opportunistic infection diseases.
Morandi E; Cavagna G; Castoldi L; Rapati D; Tagliabue L; H.L. Sacco
November 30, 1993
Int Conf AIDS. 1993 Jun 6-11;9(1):295 (abstract no. PO-B03-0957). Unique
Infection of opportunistic disease is very frequent in HIV patients.
Subclinical course of the infections may be an important problem in the
management of the AIDS patients. The Authors evaluated the sensibility
and the specificity of the lymph nodal biopsy to detect the nature of
the opportunistic disease in HIV patients. The biopsy was performed on
lateral cervical chain using the following statistical method: TABULAR
DATA, SEE ABSTRACT VOLUME. A total of 315 biopsies were performed in HIV
patients; in 214 cases the sample was significative and a diagnosis was
dropped out. In our opinion the biopsies of lymph nodal can improve the
diagnosis. Early treatment for opportunistic diseases could be improved
using more accurate antimicrobial agents.
*AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections/DIAGNOSIS *HIV
Infections/PATHOLOGY *Lymph Nodes/PATHOLOGY