Usefulness of lymphnode biopsy in HIV positive patients

L. Valenti, R. Maserati, G. Malvicini, M. Arcidiaco, F. Caccamo, G. Carnevale

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A review of all cases of adenopathy in HIV patients has been made. A statistically significant relationship between HIV infection and tumors such as Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas and Kaposi's sarcoma has been verified. Indications to lymphogland biopsy proposed by Abrams in 1986 have been used in order to make a differential diagnosis so as to avoid an unnecessary biopsy in patients with immunodeficiency. Six out of thirteen patients who underwent biopsy show both pathologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-276
Number of pages3
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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