Sarcoidosis after antiretroviral therapy in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

Gomez V, Smith PR, Burack J, Daley R, Rosa U.

Clin Infect Dis. 2000 Nov;31(5):1278-80. doi: 10.1086/317422.

A 53-year-old man with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) developed clinical and radiological features compatible with sarcoidosis 14 months after starting highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). The CD4 lymphocyte count had increased from 5 cells/mm(3) to 235 cells/mm(3) with HAART. Transbronchial lung biopsy showed nonnecrotizing granulomas. All studies for an infectious etiology were negative. His condition improved after treatment with corticosteroids. To our knowledge, this is the fifth case report of sarcoidosis occurring after initiation of antiretroviral therapy for AIDS.

PMID: 11073764

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