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Choriocarcinoma in an AIDS patient--relapsing but not fatal.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18574129     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Choriocarcinoma is associated with high mortality in immunocompromised patients, in contrast to a good prognosis in immunocompetent individuals. Respiratory failure due to metatstatic choriocarcinoma is associated with high mortality in any patient. We report a case of a woman with AIDS that survived metastatic choriocarcinoma and respiratory failure. We also observed that in contrast to some in vitro studies, the markedly elevated levels of beta-subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin in this patient did not have any apparent inhibitory effect on viral replication.
Archan M Shah; Mark Tidswell; Michel Prefontaine; Daniel J Skiest; Liron Pantanowitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of STD & AIDS     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0956-4624     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J STD AIDS     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-24     Completed Date:  2008-09-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007917     Medline TA:  Int J STD AIDS     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  496-8     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, 759 Chestnut Street - S2570, Springfield, MA 01199, USA.
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MeSH Terms
AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections* / etiology,  prevention & control
Choriocarcinoma* / etiology,  prevention & control
Chorionic Gonadotropin, beta Subunit, Human / blood
HIV Infections / complications*
HIV-1 / physiology
Respiratory Insufficiency
Uterine Neoplasms* / etiology,  prevention & control
Viral Load
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin, beta Subunit, Human

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