PETER H. BAGLEY; DANIEL A. SCOTT; LESLIE S. SMITH; RICHARD F. SCHILLACI
To the editor: Bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage and transbronchial lung biopsy are now readily available for detection of opportunistic lung infections in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Early bronchoscopy is considered when the alveolar-arterial gradient is widened, gallium uptake is noted in the lungs, diffusing capacity is diminished, or infiltrates appear on the chest roentgenogram (1-3). We report the case of a patient with AIDS and ascending myelitis due to cytomegalovirus infection who developed pulmonary emboli.
A 32-year-old man was hospitalized with an ascending myelitis and had motor weakness and sensory loss in both legs. Mucocutaneous candidiasis (perianal
BAGLEY PH, SCOTT DA, SMITH LS, SCHILLACI RF. Cytomegalovirus Infection, Ascending Myelitis, and Pulmonary Embolus. Ann Intern Med. ;104:587. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-4-587_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(4):587.
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