Bone marrow biopsy in 50 AIDS patients: a diagnostic approach.

D. Ricci, M. Ponzoni, M. C. Zoldan, L. Germagnoli, A. Faravarelli

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Fifty bone marrow biopsies (BMB) and aspirates (BMA) of AIDS patients were examined to identify possible morphologic signs of HIV infection. The following parameters were evaluated: 1) cellularity; 2) myelo-erythroid ratio (M:E); 3) morphology of haemopoietic lineages; 4)plasmacell amount; 5) lymphocytes amount; 6)reticulin content. Hypercellularity, increase in number and morphological alterations of megakaryocytes, raised reticulin content, mild plasmacytosis and frequent presence of reactive lymphoid aggregates are features suggestive, thought not diagnostic, for HIV infection on BMB. It results that bone marrow morphologic examination in HIV-positive patients plays a distinctive role in ruling out the presence of opportunistic infections or associated neoplasias (haematologic or not) and in contributing to clarify the significance of a peripheral pancytopenia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)640-645
Number of pages6
JournalPathologica
Volume87
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1995

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Reticulin
HIV Infections
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Bone Marrow
Bone Marrow Examination
Biopsy
Pancytopenia
Megakaryocytes
Opportunistic Infections
HIV
Lymphocytes
Neoplasms

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Ricci, D., Ponzoni, M., Zoldan, M. C., Germagnoli, L., & Faravarelli, A. (1995). Bone marrow biopsy in 50 AIDS patients: a diagnostic approach. Pathologica, 87(6), 640-645.

Bone marrow biopsy in 50 AIDS patients : a diagnostic approach. / Ricci, D.; Ponzoni, M.; Zoldan, M. C.; Germagnoli, L.; Faravarelli, A.

In: Pathologica, Vol. 87, No. 6, 12.1995, p. 640-645.

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Ricci, D, Ponzoni, M, Zoldan, MC, Germagnoli, L & Faravarelli, A 1995, 'Bone marrow biopsy in 50 AIDS patients: a diagnostic approach.', Pathologica, vol. 87, no. 6, pp. 640-645.
Ricci D, Ponzoni M, Zoldan MC, Germagnoli L, Faravarelli A. Bone marrow biopsy in 50 AIDS patients: a diagnostic approach. Pathologica. 1995 Dec;87(6):640-645.
Ricci, D. ; Ponzoni, M. ; Zoldan, M. C. ; Germagnoli, L. ; Faravarelli, A. / Bone marrow biopsy in 50 AIDS patients : a diagnostic approach. In: Pathologica. 1995 ; Vol. 87, No. 6. pp. 640-645.
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