Interstitial Lung Disease in HIV

Academic Article


  • A spectrum of noninfectious, nonmalignant lymphocytic infiltrative disorders, including nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis and lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis, was frequently described in HIV-infected adults in the precombination antiretroviral therapy (ART) era. With the advent of ART, these conditions are less commonly encountered when caring for HIV-infected adults, possibly as a consequence of the effects of HIV treatment on pulmonary immunology. By contrast, reports of sarcoidosis among HIV-infected persons were uncommon in the pre-ART era, but sarcoidosis is increasingly recognized since the introduction of ART and may represent an immune reconstitution phenomenon. Other causes of interstitial pneumonitis are infrequently encountered among HIV-infected persons. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 17639061
  • Author List

  • Doffman SR; Miller RF
  • Start Page

  • 293
  • End Page

  • 306
  • Volume

  • 34
  • Issue

  • 2