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Fever and cough in an AIDS patient

    Author: Michele Anzidei, Dept of Radiological Sciences “Sapienza”, University of Rome, Italy
    Body Region: Chest

    1. Patient Presentation
    2. CT Images
    3. CT Findings
    4. Diagnosis
    5. References

    1. Patient Presentation

    • A 40-year-old man reported having recurrent episodes of fever and cough, without dyspnea.
    • His medical history was notable for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
    • Chest radiography demonstrated a parenchymal consolidation in the right upper lobe of the lung, while unenhanced CT of the chest suggested pneumonia.
    • The patient underwent antibiotic therapy for 1 month, without significant clinical improvement.
    • After another month, unenhanced CT of the chest was repeated.