Granulomatous diseases of the lung may have clinical, roentgenographic, and pathological features that closely mimic respiratory tract infections. The protean manifestations of sarcoidosis allow confusion with a wide variety of infectious diseases. Acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis closely mimics an infectious illness; even subacute or chronic presentations may be mistaken for infections. Less commonly, the manifestations of intravenous talc granulomatous disease may also mimic infection.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Seminars in Respiratory Infections|
|State||Published - Sep 1 1988|