AIDS in a patient with hemophilia receiving mainly cryoprecipitate. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • A 25-year-old man with hemophilia who had been treated primarily with cryoprecipitate presented with epigastric pain and loose, melenic stools. He had a long history of malaise and intermittent upper respiratory tract infection with fever. The patient was shown to have disseminated histoplasmosis and refractory herpes simplex. Immunologic studies demonstrated a markedly decreased ratio of helper to suppressor T cells, lymphopenia, cutaneous anergy and a slightly elevated serum IgA level. These findings met the criteria for the diagnosis of acquired immune deficiency syndrome. In addition, antibodies to human T-cell leukemia virus were detectable in the serum.

publication date

  • July 1, 1984

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