Imran Shahab

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We describe an HIV-infected 44-year-old man who presented 1 month after discontinuation of HAART therapy with a large mass extending from the mediastinum, enclosing the heart and extending through the diaphragm to the epigastric region. Biopsies subsequently revealed a highly aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) producing sheets of cells with an organoid(More)
Neutrophil-rich anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is an uncommon morphologic variant of ALCL. We report 2 cases of neutrophil-rich T-cell ALCL that presented as scalp masses in HIV-positive men. Histologically, the neoplastic cells extensively infiltrated the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. The neoplastic cells strongly expressed CD30 and were of T-cell(More)
To investigate the role of interferon (IFN)-gamma in human cryptosporidiosis, jejunal biopsies from experimentally infected volunteers and chronically infected AIDS patients were examined for IFN-gamma expression by in situ hybridization. IFN-gamma expression was compared with oocyst excretion, baseline serum anti-Cryptosporidium antibody, and symptoms.(More)
CONTEXT Lymphomas have traditionally been diagnosed on excisional biopsies of lymph nodes in order to evaluate tissue architecture and cytomorphology. Recent lymphoma classification schemes emphasize immunophenotypic, genetic, and molecular aspects in addition to morphology as diagnostic features. Core needle biopsies are increasingly being used to obtain(More)
Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) can involve the gynecologic tract, most often as a manifestation of systemic involvement, and most cases reported have been of B-cell lineage. We describe 2 women with natural killer (NK)-cell lymphoma involving the gynecologic tract that initially presented with vaginal bleeding. In case 1, the patient had a stage IE nasal-type(More)
We have previously demonstrated interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) in intestinal mucosa after experimental human Cryptosporidium parvum infection, but expression was limited to sensitized volunteers. To characterize IFN-gamma-independent mechanisms in control of infection, jejunal biopsies from immunocompetent volunteers experimentally challenged with C. parvum(More)
We objectively examined the extent of tumor necrosis by computer-assisted morphometry in 28 patients with surgically resected Stage I non-small cell carcinoma of lung. Fourteen of the 28 patients were long-term survivors (mean survival after diagnosis 94 mo) and 14 were short-term survivors (up to 62 mo after diagnosis). The extent of tumor necrosis was(More)
Central nervous system (CNS) involvement is a rare occurrence in the course of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related Hodgkin's disease (HD). We report the clinical course of a patient with HIV infection who developed systemic HD, mixed cellularity subtype, later complicated by leptomeningeal involvement. The patient died from his illness, and autopsy(More)
Jejunal biopsies from volunteers challenged with Cryptosporidium parvum were examined for tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) and interleukin (IL)-1 beta mRNA. Postchallenge biopsies from 15 of 28 (54%) volunteers expressed TNF-alpha; 14% expressed IL-1 beta. Cytokine expression did not correlate with enteric symptoms, suggesting that TNF-alpha and IL-1(More)