Syndrome de deficience immunitaire acquise, infections opportunistes et sarcome de Kaposi: epidemie d'une nouvelle maladie. [Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, opportunistic infections and Kaposi's sarcoma: epidemic of a new disease]

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Title
Syndrome de deficience immunitaire acquise, infections opportunistes et sarcome de Kaposi: epidemie d'une nouvelle maladie. [Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, opportunistic infections and Kaposi's sarcoma: epidemic of a new disease]
Journal
Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift
Author(s)
Francioli  P.
ISSN
0036-7672 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
07/1983
Volume
113
Number
26
Pages
938-42
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English Abstract
Journal Article --- Old month value: Jul 2
Abstract
During the last two years a new syndrome has been recognized which involves a severe acquired cellular immunodeficiency. More than 1300 cases have already been identified, mainly in the United States. Clinically the patients present with opportunistic infections, especially Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, and/or tumors (often a Kaposi sarcoma). Frequently this is preceded by a prodromal phase with fever, weight loss and lymphadenopathies. The overall mortality is over 40% and may reach 100%. Groups at risk for the syndrome are male homosexuals, i.v. drug abusers. Haitians, possibly some Africans and patients who have received blood products. These epidemiologic data suggest that the syndrome is probably due to a bloodtransmitted infectious agent.
Keywords
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*complications/diagnosis/etiology Adult Bacterial Infections/*complications Child, Preschool *Disease Outbreaks Female Humans Male Pneumonia, Pneumocystis/complications Sarcoma, Kaposi/*complications
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