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Case Report  |   March 2001
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus
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Gastroenterology
Case Report   |   March 2001
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, March 2001, Vol. 101, 179-182. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2001.101.3.179
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, March 2001, Vol. 101, 179-182. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2001.101.3.179
Abstract

A 38-year-old woman with human immunodeficiency virus who was recently diagnosed with gastric ulcer presented to the hospital with nausea and vomiting of 1 month's duration. Work-up of patient led to a diagnosis of diffuse, large B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The patient underwent six cycles of chemotherapy, and repeated endoscopy and biopsy failed to reveal malignancy. She remains in remission 23 months posttreatment. Management of patients with human immunodeficiency virus and concurrent malignancy remains a challenge. The primary care physician plays a central role by collaborating with infectious disease and oncologist specialists to formulate a management plan.