Noninfectious and nonmalignant pulmonary disease in AIDS

Dewey Conces, Robert D. Tarver

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Abstract

Infectious and malignant disease processes are responsible for most pulmonary abnormalities seen in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). There are, however, a number of noninfectious and nonmalignant disorders that can involve the lungs of these individuals. Nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis and lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis may mimic opportunistic infections both clinically and radiographically. Congestive cardiomyopathy may develop and result in pulmonary edema. Other disorders such as alveolar proteinosis and desquamative interstitial pneumonitis are also reported. Bronchoalveolar lavage, a diagnostic technique frequently employed in AIDS patients, may itself produce pulmonary opacities. Knowledge of these disorders may aid in the evaluation of AIDS patients for whom an infectious etiology for pulmonary abnormalities cannot be found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-59
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Volume6
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1991

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Lung Diseases
Interstitial Lung Diseases
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Lung
Opportunistic Infections
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Pulmonary Edema
Communicable Diseases

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Noninfectious and nonmalignant pulmonary disease in AIDS. / Conces, Dewey; Tarver, Robert D.

In: Journal of Thoracic Imaging, Vol. 6, No. 4, 1991, p. 53-59.

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