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Thymic Epithelial Injury in the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

  • Thomas A. Seemayer
  • A. Claude Laroche
  • Pierre Russo
  • Hy Goldman
  • Rodolphe Malebrance
  • Emmanuel Arnoux
  • Jean-Michel Guérin
  • Gérard Pierre
  • Jean-Marie Dupuy
  • John G. Gartner
  • Wayne S. Lapp
  • Robert Elie
Part of the GWUMC Department of Biochemistry Annual Spring Symposia book series (GWUN)

Abstract

An outbreak of opportunistic infections and/or Kaposi’s sarcoma (Gottlieb et al., 1981; Masur et al., 1981; Siegal et al., 1981; Hymes et al., 1981) was described in 1981 among homosexual men in California and New York. Since these early reports a similar syndrome has been described in diverse segments of society throughout North America and Europe. The acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), as it has come to be known, is currently regarded as one major medical issue confronting the Western world.

Keywords

Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Male Homosexual Thymic Involution Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Patient Plasma Cell Infiltration 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas A. Seemayer
    • 1
  • A. Claude Laroche
    • 2
  • Pierre Russo
    • 1
  • Hy Goldman
    • 3
  • Rodolphe Malebrance
    • 2
  • Emmanuel Arnoux
    • 2
  • Jean-Michel Guérin
    • 2
  • Gérard Pierre
    • 2
  • Jean-Marie Dupuy
    • 4
  • John G. Gartner
    • 5
  • Wayne S. Lapp
    • 5
  • Robert Elie
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pathology, Montreal Children’s HospitalMcGill University-Montreal Children’s Hospital Research InstituteMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Groupe de recherche sur les Maladies Immunitaires en HaitiPort-au-PrinceHaiti
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsMcGill University Faculty of MedicineMontrealCanada
  4. 4.Immunology Research Center, Institut Armand-FrappierUniversité du QuébecLaval-des-RapidesCanada
  5. 5.Department of PhysiologyMcGill University Faculty of MedicineMontrealCanada

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