Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis: A cause of pulmonary gallium-67 uptake in a child with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

L. S. Zuckier, F. Ongseng, C. R. Goldfarb

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Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis (LIP) is currently recognized as a frequent pediatric manifestation of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). We report the gallium scan findings in a 3-yr-old girl with this disorder and review its clinical, radiologic, and pathologic features. LIP must be a prime consideration in the differential diagnosis of diffuse pulmonary gallium uptake in pediatric AIDS patients. Further experience will afford greater perspective on the diagnostic role that nuclear medicine will ultimately play in this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)707-711
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1988


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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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