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Primary lymphoma of the brain associated with AIDS

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A typical case of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) has been clinically and morphologically studied. This homosexual man whose past history was significant for i.v. drug abuse and sexually transmitted infection presented several opportunistic infections with a profound impairment of cellmediated immunity. Autopsy showed an intense lymphoid depletion, CMV-generalized infection, and a primary large cell immunoblastic lymphoma of the brain. The present case is discussed in the light of recent literature.

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Correspondence to D. Gambarelli.

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Supported by a grant from FEGEFLUC (Fédération Nationale des Groupements des Entreprises Françaises dans la Lutte contre le Cancer — Marseille)

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Payan, M.J., Gambarelli, D., Routy, J.P. et al. Primary lymphoma of the brain associated with AIDS. Acta Neuropathol 64, 78–80 (1984). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00695611

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  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Primary cerebral lymphoma