Accession Number : ADA528333


Title :   Cavitary Lung Disease in an HIV-Positive Patient


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD DEPT OF RADIOLOGY


Personal Author(s) : Federico, Massimo ; Cunningham, Bridget ; Paredes, Angelo ; Lee, Dara ; Folio, Les


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a528333.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 5


Abstract : We present the case of an HIV-positive patient who presents with radiographic and computed tomography findings of cavitary lung disease. There exists a broad differential diagnosis for pulmonary cavitary lesions in immunocompromised individuals. Key factors in narrowing down the differential include clinical setting, CD4 levels, and radiographic findings. Through awareness of the CT appearance of various entities, radiologists aid clinicians in distinguishing between benign and malignant lesions and in some cases obviate the need for transthoracic needle aspiration biopsy.


Descriptors :   *RADIOGRAPHY , *BACTERIAL TOXINS , *COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY , *PULMONARY ARTERIES , *HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUSES , ASPIRATORS , BIOPSY , BLOOD VOLUME , LEUKOCYTES , TISSUES(BIOLOGY) , LUNG , CLINICAL MEDICINE , ENZYMES , PATIENTS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE