Journal article

Castleman's disease and HIV infection in Australia

S Loi, D Goldstein, K Clezy, S Milliken, J Hoy, M Chipman

HIV Medicine | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2004

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To describe, retrospectively, the Australian experience of multi-centric Castleman's disease (MCD) in the setting of HIV infection, specifically with the advent of HAART, and newer chemotherapeutic agents. PATIENTS AND METHODS: HIV-infected patients diagnosed with MCD since 1994, were identified from three major HIV treatment centres in Australia. Demographic and disease characteristic variables were collated by the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research. RESULTS: Eleven patients were identified with MCD. Medial follow up was 46 (18-57) months. All had CD4 cell counts less than 500 cells/microL. All but one patient was receiving HAART at the time of diagnosis. ..

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