November 1981

Angioimmunoblastic Lymphadenopathy Associated With Chronic Plasmodium malariae Infection

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine (Dr Warner), the Divisions of International Medicine (Dr Masur) and Hematology-Oncology (Dr Jarowski), and the Department of Pathology (Dr Moradian), The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York.

Arch Intern Med. 1981;141(12):1692-1694. doi:10.1001/archinte.1981.00340130130031

• Angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy with dysproteinemia (AILD) developed during the course of chronic Plasmodium malariae infection. Treatment of the chronic malaria with chloroquine phosphate resulted in a dramatic resolution of AILD. Thus, this case report lends support to the hypothesis that AILD begins as an exaggerated immune response to a foreign antigen.

(Arch Intern Med 1981;141:1692-1694)