Which pulmonary complications may have a similar radiographic appearance to pulmonary Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

Updated: Mar 13, 2019
  • Author: Ali Nawaz Khan, MBBS, FRCS, FRCP, FRCR; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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A wide variety of pulmonary complications may occur in patients who are immunocompromised, including opportunistic infections, drug-induced lung disease, malignancy, and unrelated pathologic processes such as pulmonary edema and pulmonary embolism. These disorders may have similar radiographic appearances.


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