The purpose of this paper is to review the imaging features of the main pathologies that affect the immuncompromised patient,
its complications and possible pitfalls on cross-sectional imaging.
the number of patients with some kind of immunosupression continues to increase,
much because of greater use of immunosupressors agents in many different contexts: in treatment of cancer,
connective tissue and other autoimmune disorders,
and in prevention of rejection in organ and stem cell transplant recipients.
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome remains still a important burden,
like some congenital deficiencies. The immunocomprosided population is at greater risk of developing...
Findings and procedure details
Pulmonary Infections In Immunocompromised Patients Bacterial Infections Bacterial Pneumonias have a similar radiographic pattern in immunocompetent and imunnosupressed patients.
Findings are usually inespecific and include consolidation,
which may be focal (segmental ou lobar),
pleural effusion and lymphadenopathy ( Fig. 1 ). Computed Tomography may demonstrate lesions earlier than chest radiographs,
when only ground-glass pattern...
With an increasing immuncompromised population,
some uncommon diseases arise,
therefore the need for the radiologist to be aware of their main features and complications to an adequated treatment and better outcomes.
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