[Acute alveolo-interstitial pneumopathies in HIV-negative patients treated with antineoplastic chemotherapy].

Département de médecine, institut Gustave-Roussy, 39, rue Camille-Desmoulins, 94805 Villejuif, France.
La Revue de Médecine Interne (Impact Factor: 1.07). 03/2002; 23(2):175-81.
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Treatment of malignant tumors can delay some opportunistic infections. In this paper, we report three cases of alveolo-interstitial pneumonia among HIV negative patients who received chemotherapy.
All three patients received corticotherapy for a long time. In two cases, it was pneumocystis-tuberculosis coinfection. Evolution was favourable for two patients with sulfaméthoxazole-triméthoprime (one with corticotherapy).
The possible role of chemotherapy, corticotherapy and malignant tumor in the pathogenesis of opportunistic infections will be discussed.

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