Non-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-defining malignancies in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • HIV Infections
  • Neoplasms

abstract

  • The finding of younger age at diagnosis in HIV-positive compared to presumed HIV-negative patients may be related in part to earlier detection, as well as preexisting immunosuppression. The specific sites for which a significant difference in age between the HIV-positive and control cases was observed may be related to the mechanisms of immunosurveillance in parts of the body that have ready access to the outside environment. Knowledge of younger age of onset for these malignancies should prompt closer physical examination of these sites by clinicians.

publication date

  • May 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 12708903

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 589

end page

  • 92

volume

  • 127

number

  • 5