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Lymphocytic Interstitial Pneumonitis
Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis/pulmonary lymphocytic hyperplasia: digital clubbing
Pediatric AIDS Pictoral Atlas, Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative
Digital clubbing in a child with HIV infection and lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis/pulmonary lymphocytic hyperplasia (LIP/PLH). Marked lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, and salivary gland enlargement also are observed in many children with LIP/PLH. The clinical course of LIP/PLH is variable. Exacerbation of respiratory distress and hypoxemia can occur in association with intercurrent viral respiratory illnesses. Spontaneous clinical remission sometimes is observed.