Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of HIV infections with persistent generalized lymphadenopathy?

Updated: Jan 02, 2020
  • Author: Robert J Carpenter, DO, FACP; Chief Editor: John Bartlett, MD  more...
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The adenopathic form of Kaposi sarcoma (KS) should be part of the differential diagnosis of persistent generalized lymphadenopathy regardless of whether the CD4 cell count is above or below 200/µL. In patients with a CD4 cell count below 200/µL, the differential diagnosis should also include lymphoma, mycobacterial infection, toxoplasmosis, systemic fungal infection, and bacillary angiomatosis.

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