Lymphomatoid granulomatosis: A rare cause of cavitatory lung disease in an HIV positive child

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  • Taryn C. Gray FC Paed (SA),

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    1. Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
    • Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, P.O. Box 19063, Tygerberg, 7505 Cape Town, South Africa.
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  • Abraham C. van Wyk MBChB,

    1. Division of Anatomical Pathology, Department of Pathology, National Health Laboratory Service, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
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  • P. Goussard MMed (Paed),

    1. Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
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  • Robert P. Gie FC Paed (SA)

    1. Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
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  • Conflict of interest: none.

Abstract

We present an unusual cause of lung cavitation and a neck mass in an HIV positive child, initially thought to be tuberculosis. This case report illustrates that the cause for cavitatory lung disease in immunosuppressed children has a large number of possibilities and careful investigation to determine the etiological agent is warranted. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2013; 48:202–205. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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