The Syndrome of Persistent Generalized Lymphadenopathy: Experience with 101 Patients
There is increasing evidence that infection with the retrovirus LAV/HTLV-III causes a spectrum of outcomes in man ranging from asymptomatic infection to severe immune deficiency complicated by opportunistic infections and neoplasms (1,2). In epidemiologic relationship to the onset of the AIDS epidemic, physicians noted other patients with unexplained fevers, sweats, malaise and in some cases lymphadenopathy (3). These cases were considered related to AIDS in some way, presumably through a cannon environmental exposure, and the term AIDS-related complex (ARC) was coined by an ad hoc group of intra- and extramural NIH investigators.
KeywordsHerpes Zoster Immune Deficiency Syndrome Oral Candidiasis Delay Hypersensitivity Skin Skin Test Antigen
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