Hodgkin's disease in association with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids): A report on 36 patients

U. Tirelli, E. Vaccher, G. Rezza, T. Barbui, C. Bernasconi, A. Cajozzo, A. Cargnel, F. de Lalla, P. Dessalvi, P. G. Fassio, M. Gobbi, F. M G Lambertenghi Deliliers, A. Lazzarin, G. Luzi, R. Luzzati, F. Mandelli, R. Maserati, N. Piersantelli, F. Puppo, G. RaiseE. Ross, G. Saliva, A. Scanni, A. Sinicco, R. Foà, F. Gavosto, S. Monfardini

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in an Italian cooperative study on AIDS and cancer a diagnosis of Hodgkin's disease was established in 36 HIV-positive patients. the series was characterized by a high proportion of drug abusers, a high proportion of mixed cellularity and lymphocytic depletion subtypes and short survival. It is still unclear if HIV infection promotes the development of Hodghn's disease or only modifies the course of the disease. According to the authors, however, patients who are HIV seropositive and have biopsyproven Hodgkin's disease should be considered as fulfilling the criteria for AIDS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-639
Number of pages3
JournalActa Oncologica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1989



  • AIDS
  • Hodgkin's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Hematology

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Tirelli, U., Vaccher, E., Rezza, G., Barbui, T., Bernasconi, C., Cajozzo, A., Cargnel, A., de Lalla, F., Dessalvi, P., Fassio, P. G., Gobbi, M., Deliliers, F. M. G. L., Lazzarin, A., Luzi, G., Luzzati, R., Mandelli, F., Maserati, R., Piersantelli, N., Puppo, F., ... Monfardini, S. (1989). Hodgkin's disease in association with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids): A report on 36 patients. Acta Oncologica, 28(5), 637-639. https://doi.org/10.3109/02841868909092284