Cytomegalovirus pneumonitis: An unusual cause of pulmonary nodules in a patient with AIDS

Donald W Northfelt, R. A. Sollitto, T. R. Miller, H. Hollander

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Abstract

A patient with AIDS and a history of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma developed a generalized illness associated with the appearance of multiple pulmonary nodules on a chest radiograph. Cytomegalovirus infection was demonstrated by needle aspiration cytology. The patient's symptoms and radiographic abnormalities resolved completely on ganciclovir therapy. This unusual case (1) broadens the differential diagnosis of nodular pulmonary disease in patients with AIDS and (2) suggests that cytomegalovirus can cause clinically significant lung disease which may respond to standard antiviral therapy in patients with AIDS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1918-1920
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume103
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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    Northfelt, D. W., Sollitto, R. A., Miller, T. R., & Hollander, H. (1993). Cytomegalovirus pneumonitis: An unusual cause of pulmonary nodules in a patient with AIDS. Chest, 103(6), 1918-1920.