Human immunodeficiency virus-associated Hodgkin's disease

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Hodgkin's disease represents the most common type of non-acquired immunodeficiency virus (AIDS)-defining tumor that occurs in the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive population. More than 300 cases of Hodgkin's disease in HIV-infected individuals have been reported, mainly from the European countries (ie, Italy, Spain, and France) and to a lesser extent from the United States. All series have documented unusually aggressive tumor behavior, including a higher frequency of unfavorable histologic subtypes, advanced stages, and poorer therapeutic outcome, as compared with the behavior of Hodgkin's disease outside of the HIV-setting. Copyright (C) 2000 by W.B. Saunders Company.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)480-488
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Oncology
Issue number4 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology


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