Thoracic complications of AIDS: Imaging findings and diagnostic strategies

Georgeann McGuinness, James F. Gruden, Stuart M. Garay, David P. Naidich

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Despite encouraging recent treatment advances, HIV and AIDS-related pulmonary complications will continue to present a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Streamlined, cost-effective management of these patients is increasingly important in the current medical economic environment. This article presents an approach to the diagnosis of AIDS-related pulmonary disease, emphasizing optimal integration of imaging modalities into specific, practical, cost-effective pathways. The imaging findings of common diseases, both infectious and noninfectious, are summarized. The importance of clinical and demographic information to accurate radiographic interpretation and diagnostic evaluation is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)543-560
Number of pages18
JournalSeminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1998


  • AIDS
  • AIDS-related pulmonary disease
  • Clinical and diagnostic pathways
  • HIV infection
  • Thoracic complications of AIDS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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