Cancer in people living with HIV-AIDS at a referral hospital in Lima, Peru

Authors

  • Lucía Maryelena Mendoza-Mori Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Alexander von Humboldt”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú.Médico Cirujano https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3393-2619
  • Jim Brian Valenzuela-Medina Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Alexander von Humboldt”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú.Médico Cirujano https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8121-9367
  • Eduardo Gotuzzo Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Alexander von Humboldt”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú.Médico especialista en enfermedades infecciosas y tropicales https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1747-4352
  • Fernando Alonso Mejía-Cordero Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Alexander von Humboldt”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú.Médico especialista en enfermedades infecciosas y tropicales https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8429-8833
  • Elsa Violeta González-Lagos Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Alexander von Humboldt”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú.Médico Cirujano, Magister en Epidemiología Clínica https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8543-8188

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2021.382.6341

Keywords:

HIV, AIDS, Neoplasms, Latin America

Abstract

This study was carried out to describe and compare the demographic, clinical, and therapeutic characteristics of HIV patients who developed some cancer. We identified 276 cancer cases diagnosed at Hospital Cayetano Heredia between 2000 and 2018. 80,8% (223/276) had AIDS-defining-cancers (ADCs), being Kaposi's Sarcoma the most frequent type; meanwhile, among non-AIDS-defining-cancers (NADCs), the most frequent was Hodgkin lymphoma. The median age was 36,5 years, being highest among the cases diagnosed with NADCs. Concerning CD4 lymphocyte counts, the median among ADCs was much lower than NADCs, 87,5 cells/μl and 216 cells/μl, respectively. Therefore, NADCs cases have a longer history of HIV infection, and an older age at cancer diagnosis, as well as higher CD4 cells counts.

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Published

2021-06-04

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Brief Report

How to Cite

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Mendoza-Mori LM, Valenzuela-Medina JB, Gotuzzo E, Mejía-Cordero FA, González-Lagos EV. Cancer in people living with HIV-AIDS at a referral hospital in Lima, Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2021 Jun. 4 [cited 2024 Jun. 20];38(2):278-83. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/6341

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