Journal Article

Prevalence and Clinical Significance of Splenomegaly in Asymptomatic Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1-Infected Adults

Hansjakob Furrer

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 30, issue 6, pages 943-945
Published in print June 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/313816
Prevalence and Clinical Significance of Splenomegaly in Asymptomatic Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1-Infected Adults

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In a prospective cohort study of 70 consecutive, asymptomatic human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)-infected adults, splenomegaly was found by physical examination in 23% of patients and by ultrasound in 66%. Patients with concomitant liver disease had a higher prevalence of splenomegaly (RR 1.84; P<.001). During a 1-year follow-up of 66 patients, splenomegaly at enrollment was not predictive of any clinical event, and splenomegaly was not associated with a higher risk of developing AIDS during a median follow-up of 6.1 years.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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