Persistent Generalized Lymphadenopathy (PGL) is considered a possible early stage of AIDS (pre-AIDS), caused by the same virus and characterized by the same immunologic abnormalities. So far, no case of PGL has been reported in Italy: therefore we describe a typical clinical history, immunologic studies and lymph-node histology of a young italian patient affected by PGL. We treated him with thymocyte protein extract (TP-1). We think PGL is not rare in Italy and probably a percentage of cases, especially in heroin addicts and homosexual males, is not recognized.

[Persistent generalized lymphadenopathy: pre-AIDS. First description of a case observed in Italy]

GABRIELLI, Giovanni Battista;CORROCHER, Roberto;
1984

Abstract

Persistent Generalized Lymphadenopathy (PGL) is considered a possible early stage of AIDS (pre-AIDS), caused by the same virus and characterized by the same immunologic abnormalities. So far, no case of PGL has been reported in Italy: therefore we describe a typical clinical history, immunologic studies and lymph-node histology of a young italian patient affected by PGL. We treated him with thymocyte protein extract (TP-1). We think PGL is not rare in Italy and probably a percentage of cases, especially in heroin addicts and homosexual males, is not recognized.
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