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BACKGROUND Hyperkeratotic lesions caused by varicella-zoster, herpes simplex, or cytomegalovirus occur in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). We have also observed this type of lesion with molluscum contagiosum. OBJECTIVES These cases were studied to determine whether there are any pathologic changes unique to these(More)
BACKGROUND Within a large population of patients seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), seven had biopsy specimens that showed foreign body reactions with histologic features different from those seen in non-HIV-1-positive patients. OBJECTIVE These cases were reviewed to determine whether there was a specific pattern of response to(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the specificity of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) case definitions for AIDS in autopsy cases from Zaïre. SETTING Mama Yemo Hospital and University Hospital morgues in Kinshasa, and Karawa Hospital in Equateur Region, Zaïre. METHODS Autopsy cases with a clinical diagnosis of(More)
We studied renal tissues from 203 patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Of the 203 patients, 20 showed light-microscopic changes characteristic of AIDS-associated nephropathy (AAN). Fifteen of the 20 (group A) were examined by immunohistochemistry using Mycoplasma fermentans (incognitus strain)-specific monoclonal antibodies and electron(More)
BACKGROUND In HIV-1-positive patients there have been no prospective studies that show an increase in cutaneous neoplasms. OBJECTIVE We observed HIV-1-positive patients to determine whether or not there was an increased incidence of cutaneous malignancies. METHODS A total of 724 HIV-1-positive patients were examined during a 36-month period for the(More)
Microsporidia are obligate intracellular protozoal parasites that infect a variety of cell types in a broad range of invertebrates and vertebrates. They have recently come to medical attention due to the increased frequency with which members of two microsporidian genera, Enterocytozoon and Encephalitozoon, are being diagnosed in patients with the acquired(More)
BACKGROUND AND DESIGN The hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) is characterized by fever, wasting, generalized lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, and pancytopenia, often with associated coagulopathy. The most common cutaneous manifestations are panniculitis and purpura. Cytophagic histiocytic panniculitis fits within the spectrum of HPS, and the most consistent(More)