Malignant lymphoma in homosexual men : Relationship to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

  • F. M. Muggia
  • A. Dancis
  • C. Odajnyk
  • B. Raphael
  • J. C. Wernz
  • R. L. Krigel
  • L. J. Laubenstein
  • D. M. Knowles
Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 32)


The definition of AIDS has encompassed the diagnosis of opportunistic infection (OI) or Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) arising in certain populations without any previously known immunologic defects [1]. As of April 2, 1984, 3954 patients fulfilling the criteria for AIDS had been reported to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia. The largest single risk group identified consists of males with homosexual or bisexual practices constituting 71.3% of the total cases, followed by intravenous (iv) drug users, Haitians, and hemophiliacs. Malignancies other than KS, particularly lymphomas have been well known to complicate a variety of genetically determined or induced immunodeficiency states [2–4] . B-cell proliferations including primary central nervous system (CNS) high grade lymphomas are represented with greater than expected frequency; however, Hodgkin’s disease and the whole spectrum of acute leukemias, also have been linked to immunodeficiencies.


Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Central Nervous System Lymphoma Nodular Sclerosis Mixed Cellularity High Grade Lymphoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. M. Muggia
    • 1
  • A. Dancis
    • 1
  • C. Odajnyk
    • 1
  • B. Raphael
    • 1
  • J. C. Wernz
    • 1
  • R. L. Krigel
    • 1
  • L. J. Laubenstein
    • 1
  • D. M. Knowles
    • 1
  1. 1.Rita and Stanley H. Kaplan Cancer CenterNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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