Pulmonary embolism mimicking pneumonia in a HIV patient

Vivek Nagaraja, Joel A. Terriquez, Hemanth Gavini, Lokesh Jha, Stephen A. Klotz

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Abstract

Recent studies have shown an increased risk of arterial and venous vascular diseases in HIV patients, pulmonary thromboembolism being one of them. HIV-infected individuals may have procoagulants predisposing them to thromboembolism. Patients with thromboembolism may have a clinical presentation mimicking common opportunistic infections. It is important to consider pulmonary embolism in the differential of HIV patients with fever, cough, and dyspnea, particularly in those with well-controlled HIV infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number394546
JournalCase Reports in Medicine
Volume2010
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

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