Malignant plasma cell tumors in human immunodeficiency virus‐infected patients

Jay E. Gold, Lori Schwam, Antonio Castella, Sheldon B. Pike, Richard Opfell, Ralph Zalusky

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The development of malignant neoplasms in patients with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) or with a positive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody test is a well known phenomenon. According to the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (Atlanta, GA), the presence of intermediate‐grade or high‐grade B‐cell non‐Hodgkin's lymphoma in HIV antibody‐positive patients is considered a diagnostic criterion for AIDS. The authors describe two cases of malignant plasma cell tumors in two young HIV‐infected patients. in light of this and other reports of plasma cell tumors in patients at risk for AIDS or with a positive HIV antibody test, the finding of another manifestation of B‐cell neoplasia in these patients may enlarge the spectrum of AIDS‐related tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-368
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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