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Two cases of acute respiratory failure due to carcinomatous lymphangitis in HIV patients.
Intensive Care Medicine
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article
In HIV-infected patients, acute respiratory failure is usually due to infectious pneumonia. In this report, we describe two cases of acute respiratory failure in HIV patients with clinical presentation suggesting infectious pneumonia. In both cases, the clinical condition deteriorated and death occurred after several days despite therapy. In both cases bronchial biopsies confirmed bronchogenic carcinoma responsible for carcinomatous lymphangitis.
AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections, Acute Disease, Adult, Bronchoscopy, Carcinoma, Bronchogenic/complications, Carcinoma, Bronchogenic/diagnosis, Diagnosis, Differential, Fatal Outcome, HIV Infections/complications, Humans, Lymphangitis/complications, Lymphangitis/diagnosis, Male, Middle Aged, Pneumonia, Bacterial, Respiratory Insufficiency/etiology, Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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