TITLE

Hepatopulmonary Syndrome in HIV--Hepatitis C Virus Coinfection: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

AUTHOR(S)
Torno, Mauro S.; Witt, Mallory D.; Sue, Darryl Y.
PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;8/1/2004, Vol. 39 Issue 3, pe25
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A wide array of diagnoses must be considered when a patient with advanced liver disease and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection presents with hypoxemia. It is important to entertain the possibility of hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) in such patients, a diagnosis that must be confirmed with a contrast-enhanced echocardiogram (bubble study). We describe a case of HPS diagnosed in a patient with HIV infection and chronic liver disease and review the literature on HPS.
ACCESSION #
13920153

 

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