Granulomatous diseases of the lung that mimic respiratory infections

William A. Marinelli, Scott F. Davies

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-202
Number of pages22
JournalSeminars in Respiratory Infections
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 1988


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