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What happens to the spleen when a person has hiv or aids?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Lots of things: It can big from follicular hyperplasia. It can get infected with cryptococcus or bacillary angiomatosis. It can become infarcted from an atheroembolus due to accelerated vascular disease due to medications. It can harbor toxoplasmosis or histoplasmosis late in the disease. I've even seen pneumocystis there. Why do you ask?

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