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Two hundred twenty-nine patients in Haiti with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome were studied between 1979 and 1984. The clinical spectrum of the syndrome in Haitians was similar in most aspects to that in patients with the disease in the United States. However, in contrast to findings in the United States, accepted risk factors (bisexuality, blood(More)
29 patients (19 males and 10 females) in Haiti were diagnosed as having acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Their clinical presentation was characterised by unexplained chronic diarrhoea, prolonged fever, extreme weight loss, anorexia, and severe infections. The infectious agents included: Candida albicans (27 patients), Mycobacterium tuberculosis (7(More)
To identify the characteristics of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) as it occurs in Haiti, we studied 61 previously healthy Haitians who had diagnoses of either Kaposi's sarcoma (15), opportunistic infections (45), or both (1) established in Haiti between June 1979 and October 1982. The first cases of Kaposi's sarcoma and opportunistic(More)
During July 1983 to December 1984, we observed that 62 (46%) of 134 Haitian patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome had intensely pruritic eruptions for which neither specific causative nor categoric diagnoses could be established. These lesions were a presenting manifestation of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in 79% of the patients and(More)
A total of 121 acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients diagnosed in Haiti were studied between June 1979 and December 1983. Risk factors were identified in 65% of 34 patients evaluated in a standardized manner since July 1983 and included: bisexuality, 38%; blood transfusion, 21%; and intravenous drug abuse or a spouse with AIDS, 6%. These risk(More)
Thymuses from six heterosexual Haitian patients with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) were studied by light microscopy and the findings were compared with those from three control groups. The control groups included 1) five age-matched Haitian hospital patients; 2) ten age- and sex-matched Montreal patients who had died suddenly or had had(More)
BACKGROUND Trichodysplasia spinulosa (TS) is a rare skin affection seen in immunocompromised patients, mainly those with solid organ tranplants. OBJECTIVE To report a case of a patient with classic clinical and pathologic findings for the disease so that physicians caring for this population are aware of the clinical presentation. METHOD We report the(More)