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[Tuberculous pleurisy followed by bronchial cancer in a patient with HIV infection].

Authors
  • N'Gbesso, R D
  • Adou, A
  • N'Goan, A M
  • Diabate, K
  • Keita, A K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1996
Volume
52
Issue
6
Pages
398–403
Identifiers
PMID: 9033934
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Both clinical and radiologic manifestations can have unusual figures in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Infectious involvement, as in particularly tuberculosis, may simulate a neoplasm, and vice versa. We report a case of a tubercular pleuresy followed 14 months later by a lung cancer in a patient infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This observation pose the delicate diagnostic problem of a recurred endobronchial tuberculosis we describe the chest roentgenograms and the computed tomography-scans patterns. We give the place of both of them. We call attention to the valuable rôle of the endobronchial endoscopy in the differential diagnosis between a recurrence of the tuberculosis or a lung cancer. This case demonstrate quite well that thoracic complications in AIDS are multiple and can be variable in the course of the disease. That command a definite exploration for an appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

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