CRCM  Vol.2 No.1 , March 2013
Lymphoid interstitial pneumonia—Another consideration for recurrent bacterial pneumonia in an HIV positive patient (A case report)

We present a 39-year-old female with HIV, medication non-compliance, and recurrences of bacterial pneumonia. She presented with a two-day bout of worsening shortness of breath, dyspnea and productive cough. A CT of the chest was notable for multi-lobular pneumonia. She underwent flexible bronchoscopy and biopsy which revealed lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis. Conclusion: Recurrent bacterial pneumonia is a rare complication of lymphoid interstitial pneumonia (LIP) in HIV positive patients, and should be considered in the differential as a possible precipitator of recurrent pneumonia inan HIV positive patient.

Cite this paper
Persaud, K. , Harris, C. and Ramsahai, S. (2013) Lymphoid interstitial pneumonia—Another consideration for recurrent bacterial pneumonia in an HIV positive patient (A case report). Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 2, 76-80. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2013.21021.
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