Dapsone-Induced Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Mimicking Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia in a Patient with AIDS

Melissa J. Tobin-D'Angelo, Maarouf A. Hoteit, Katia V. Brown, Susan M. Ray, Mark D. King

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Abstract

Interstitial pneumonitis, often related to infectious etiologies, occurs commonly in HIV-infected patients. However, hypersensitivity pneumonitis from noninfectious etiologies, including environmental stimuli or drug exposure, is an unusual etiology of interstitial pneumonitis in HIV-infected patients. We report a patient with AIDS who developed a dapsone-induced hypersensitivity pneumonitis mimicking Pneumocystis carinii (PCP) pneumonia. We believe drug-induced hypersensitivity pneumonitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of interstitial pneumonia in HIV-infected patients in whom infectious etiologies have been ruled out.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-165
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Volume327
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2004

Keywords

  • Alveolitis
  • Extrinsic allergen
  • Pneumocystis carinii
  • Pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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