Imaging the thoracic manifestations of AIDS

Hosp Med. 1998 May;59(5):352-8.


Pulmonary complications occur in over half of patients with AIDS at some point in their illness. A chest X-ray is a valuable first-line investigation. The plain film and computed tomographic features of these complications are described and several examples illustrated. The role of computed tomography, including high resolution scanning techniques in further investigation and management, is discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / diagnostic imaging*
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / diagnostic imaging
  • Cryptococcosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lung Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lung Diseases / virology*
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung Diseases, Interstitial / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Lymphoma, AIDS-Related / diagnostic imaging
  • Pneumonia, Pneumocystis / diagnostic imaging
  • Sarcoma, Kaposi / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / diagnostic imaging