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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2011 April;170(2):153-6

Copyright © 2011 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

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Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia with concomitant false positive HIV test in angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma with autoimmune phenomena

Bassi E., Miranda L. C., Taniguchi L. U.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Unit, Hospital das Clínicas, University of São Paulo Medical School, Brazil


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Here we describe a case of a 55-year old man who presented with 2-month history of weight loss, fever and generalized lymphadenopathy and developed severe Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia. Although concomitant HIV ELISA test was positive, the final diagnosis was unusual angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma with autoimmune phenomena.

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