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Disseminated cryptococcosis developed as the first manifestation of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome in a previously healthy Haitian man. Following presentation with a febrile illness that included massive mediastinal and peripheral lymphadenopathy, the patient died of overwhelming pulmonary, visceral, and meningeal cryptococcosis.
The development of malignant neoplasms in patients with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) or with a positive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody test is a well known phenomenon. According to the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (Atlanta, GA), the presence of intermediate-grade or high-grade B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma(More)
Autopsy results on twenty-four patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and Kaposi's sarcoma were reviewed. At postmortem, 29% of patients had evidence of visceral Kaposi's sarcoma without skin lesions. The most common sites for visceral involvement with Kaposi's sarcoma were as follows: lung (37%), gastrointestinal tract (50%), and lymph(More)
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