Fever and cough in an AIDS patient

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

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.

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