The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in patients with hemophilia.

Abstract

Since mid-1981 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has received reports of more than 1900 cases of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. These cases had either Kaposi's sarcoma confirmed by biopsy or a life-threatening opportunistic infection confirmed by biopsy or culture. In January 1982 a hemophiliac with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia was reported to the CDC, and by July 1982 two other hemophiliacs had developed P. carinii pneumonia. During the next 12 months a total of 22 confirmed cases of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome occurred in hemophiliacs, 17 in the United States and 5 outside the United States. We report the nature of the epidemic of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in hemophiliacs and summarize pertinent clinical aspects.

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@article{Evatt1984TheAI, title={The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in patients with hemophilia.}, author={Bruce L. Evatt and Robert B. Ramsey and Dale N. Lawrence and L D Zyla and James W. Curran}, journal={Annals of internal medicine}, year={1984}, volume={100 4}, pages={499-504} }