AIDS-related complex

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AIDS-re·lat·ed complex

Abbr. ARC A combination of symptoms, including fever, lymphadenopathy, blood abnormalities, and susceptibility to opportunistic infections that is a precursor to AIDS in some individuals infected with HIV.

AIDS-related complex

(Pathology) See ARC

AIDS′-relat`ed com`plex

a syndrome caused by the AIDS virus and characterized primarily by chronically swollen lymph nodes and persistent fever: sometimes a precursor of AIDS. Abbr.: ARC
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