Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia.

  title={Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia.},
  author={Jane Pitt},
  journal={Pediatric clinics of North America},
  volume={38 1},
  • Jane Pitt
  • Published 1991 in Pediatric clinics of North America
Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia is at present a pathologic diagnosis. In the setting of a chronic interstitial pneumonia in a child with lymphocytosis, hyperglobulinemia, and lymphadenopathy or parotid enlargement, the diagnosis is often clinically presumed. At present the diagnosis can be established firmly only by lung biopsy. Models of pathogenesis include nonspecific stimulation of the immune system, HIV-specific stimulation, or synergy between EBV and HIV. Treatment includes oxygen and… CONTINUE READING