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A Woman in Her 30s With a Past History of HIV Disease Presented With Recurrent Fever, Night Sweats, and Small Bilateral Pulmonary Nodules

Hafiz Rizwan Talib Hashmi, MD; Masooma Niazi, MD; Muhammad Adrish, MD, FCCP
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Affiliated with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY.

CORRESPONDENCE TO: Muhammad Adrish, MD, FCCP, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, 1650 Selwyn Ave, Ste 12 F, Bronx, NY 10457


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(6):e177-e182. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.665
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A woman in her 30s presented with recurrent low-grade fever and cough (onset, 1 week). She reported occasional night sweats and weight loss of approximately 20 pounds over the past 4 months. She denied nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or any urinary complaints. Her past medical history was significant for chronic hepatitis C and HIV infection, the latter diagnosed in 2001. She was noncompliant with highly active antiretroviral therapy for more than 4 years and had pneumocystis pneumonia 2 years prior to this presentation. She had a 10-pack per year smoking history and reported active use of cocaine and heroin. The patient denied any occupational exposures.

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