AIDS-Related Complex

MeSH code information
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  • Concept
    Scope note:A prodromal phase of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Laboratory criteria separating AIDS-related complex (ARC) from AIDS include elevated or hyperactive B-cell humoral immune responses, compared to depressed or normal antibody reactivity in AIDS; follicular or mixed hyperplasia in ARC lymph nodes, leading to lymphocyte degeneration and depletion more typical of AIDS; evolving succession of histopathological lesions such as localization of Kaposi's sarcoma, signaling the transition to the full-blown AIDS.
  • Tree numbers
    • C02.782.815.616.400.080
    • C02.800.801.400.080
    • C02.839.080
    • C20.673.480.080
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