AIDS-related complex


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AIDS-related complex

[′ādz rə‚lād·əd ¦käm‚pleks]
(medicine)
A set of symptoms, such as lymph node enlargement, fever, loss of weight, diarrhea, and minor opportunistic diseases, associated with a weakened immune system, indicating a less severe form of infection by the HIV virus than AIDS itself. Abbreviated ARC.
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Progressive lymph node histology and its prognostic value in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and AIDS-related complex.
The Laborers Health and Welfare Trust for Southern California, which provides insurance for several building and construction employers and their unionized workers, has a policy that excludes coverage for AIDS or AIDS-related complex unless the person is younger than 13 or became infected through a blodd transfusion.
Lack of transmission of HTLV-III/LAV infection to household contacts of patients with AIDS or AIDS-related complex with oral candidiasis.
The fourth case was a reference to a letter, published in Pediatric Cardiology, in which AIDS-related complex (ARC) was reported following infant cardiac surgery.
It has been estimated that the use of AZT reduces the direct costs of treating AIDS by $1 1,000 per patient year, and reduces the costs of treating AIDS-Related Complex by $25,000 per patient year.
Persons who have illnesses but not AIDS are said to suffer from AIDS-Related Complex (ARC).
The first was a placebo-controlled study in AIDS-related complex (ARC) patients, and the second was a dose ranging study in AIDS or ARC patients.
Lung abscess involving Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum in a patient with AIDS-related complex.
A retrospective study of 55 people with AIDS or severe AIDS-related complex (ARC) has now confirmed that finding, reports a research group headed by Robert Yarchoan of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md.