When is HIV testing indicated in the workup of pediatric non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: J Martin Johnston, MD; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, particularly a primary tumor of the CNS, can be a presenting sign of immunodeficiency, such as that resulting from HIV/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Perform HIV serologic tests in patients who have risk factors for HIV exposure or in individuals with primary CNS lymphoma.

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