Virus-Like Rods in a Lymphoid Line from an Infant with AIDS

T. G. Burrage, W. A. Andiman, B. Z. Katz, G. Miller

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To the Editor: Three unusual cytoplasmic structures have been seen in lymphoid cells and other tissues of patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS): tubuloreticular structures, test-tube and ring forms, and vesicular rosettes.1 2 3 4 5 These structures occur in diseases other than AIDS.3,4,6 7 8 All morphologic studies so far have been carried out on materials from adults. As described in a recent Journal report and elsewhere, infants in certain high-risk groups contract AIDS.9 10 11 We have observed tubuloreticular structures and test-tube and ring forms in peripheral leukocytes of an infant with the syndrome. In addition, we have seen a novel cytoplasmic particle in cultured.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1460-1461
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number22
StatePublished - May 31 1984

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