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.
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AIDS-related complex

(Pathology) See ARC
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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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Prevalence of cutaneous disease in patients with An AIDS-related complex. J Am Acad Dermatol.
In general, a physical or mental impairment includes hearing, mobility and visual impairments, chronic alcoholism, chronic mental illness, AIDS, AIDS-related complex and mental retardation that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
The value of lymph node biopsy in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and the AIDS-related complex (ARC): a morphological and immunohistochemical study of 90 cases.
Benign lymphoepithelial lesions of the parotid gland are a well-known entity associated with the AIDS-related complex; however, they are rare with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).
The differential diagnosis includes lymphoma and persistent generalised lymphadenopathy (a component of the AIDS-related complex).
The efficacy of azidothymidine (AZT) in the treatment of patients with AIDS and AIDS-related complex. A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Pregnancies resulting in infants with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS-related complex: follow-up of mothers, children, and subsequently born siblings.
Meningococcemia: an undescribed cause of community-acquired bacteremia in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related complex. Am J Med 1990;88:314.
Dose-limiting toxicity of rifabutin in AIDS-related complex: syndrome of arthralgia/arthritis.
A study of patients with HIV-related illnesses who received treatment at the Medical Center AIDS Clinic at the University of California, San Francisco observed that AIDS patients averaged 5.6 prescription drugs, patients with AIDS-related complex averaged 4.8 prescription drugs, and HIV-positive patients who were asymptomatic averaged 2.3 prescription drugs during the 3-month period of study (Greenblatt et al., 1991).