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Chest. 1989 Jul;96(1):197-8.

HIV-associated bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia.

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Ohio State University, Columbus.

Abstract

A man with serologic evidence of HIV infection and a depressed T-helper:suppressor ratio developed fever, pulmonary infiltrates, and respiratory failure. Bronchoalveolar lavage and transbronchial biopsy failed to reveal an infectious cause; however, an open lung biopsy demonstrated classic bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia. The patient responded completely to corticosteroids. To the best of our knowledge, this represents a previously undescribed and readily treatable cause of respiratory failure in patients with HIV infections.

PMID:
2736975
DOI:
10.1378/chest.96.1.197
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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