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AIDS-Related Neoplasias

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The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and the AIDS related complex (ARC) are caused by the human immunodeficien cy virus (HIV-I), previously known as human T-celllymphotropic virus type III (HTLV-III) or lymphadenopathy-associated virus (LA V). It seems that additional retroviruses (HIV-II and perhaps 1 3 others) are able to cause variants of AIDS or ARC. - Patients infected wi~h the virus may (but do not necessarily) de velop a wide range of clinical symptoms that are not directly relat ed to the virus itself, but are secondary to the devastating effects of the viral infection on' the human immune system. The virus thus renders the patient susceptible to a variety of opportunistic infec tions with other viruses (such as cytomegalovirus), bacteria, fungi, and protozoa, as well as to the development of simultaneous or subsequent malignant tumors. The new topic of AIDS and cancer is a challenging and frighten ing aspect of present-day medicine and health politics. With the growing prevalence of the human immunodeficiency virus(es) and clinical correlates ranging from persistent generalized lymphaden opathy (PGL) to full-blown AIDS in our population, we will also encounter a steadily rising number of patients with both AIDS and neoplasias, such as Kaposi's sarcoma, Hodgkin's and non-Hodg kin's lymphomas, anal cancer, and a variety of additional malig 4 nant tumors. , 5 1 Gallo RC, Salahuddin SZ, Popvic M et a!. (1984) Frequent detection and isolation of cytopathic retroviruses (HTL V-III) from patients with AIDS and at risk for AIDS. Science 224: 500-503.


The relationship between AIDS and cancer is an alarming and challenging aspect of modern medicine. Patients infected with HIV are not only subjected to a wide variety of opportunistic infections and neurologic manifestations, but also develop increasingly simultaneous or subsequent neoplastic diseases. This is the first book to confront this highly topical issue. It covers the most frequent tumor types, such as Kaposi's sarcoma, Hodgkin's as well as non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, anal cancer, and a variety of additional malignant tumors. The rapid rise in the number of HIV positive patients will be followed by an increasing demand for treatment facilitites for HIV-positive tumor patients. This volume thus aims to expose the epidemiologic and clinical implications of the topic and to awaken awareness among health professionals and authorities who must be prepared to deal with this growing problem.


Contents: AIDS in Central Europe.- The Etiology of AIDS and Its Relevance for AIDS-Related Neoplasias.- Immunological Characteristics and Potential Approaches to Immunotherapy of HIV Infection.- AIDS-Related Kaposi's Sarcoma.- Malignant Lymphomas in Patients with or at Risk for AIDS in Italy.- HIV-Related Hematological Neoplasias in France.- Malignant Lymphomas in Patients with Human Immunodefficiency Virus Infection.- Malignant Lymphomas and HIV Infection.- AIDS-Related Neoplasias in Switzerland.- Inactivation of HIV and Safety Precautions for the Workplace.- Psychosocial Issues for Patients with AIDS-Related Cancers.- Summary and Future Prospects.- Subject Index.


Titel: AIDS-Related Neoplasias
EAN: 9783642834721
ISBN: 978-3-642-83472-1
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Springer, Berlin
Genre: Medizin
Anzahl Seiten: 97
Gewicht: g
Größe: H244mm x B244mm x T170mm
Jahr: 2013
Auflage: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988

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