Juliana Szakacs, MD

303 W 10TH ST


Case In Point: Massive, fatal hemoptysis in a patientwith AIDS and B-cell lymphoma

July 01, 2006

A 49-year-old man presented to theemergency department (ED) andcomplained of fever and cough thatproduced bloody sputum for 1 day.He had AIDS and recently receiveda diagnosis of large B-cell lymphoma.His most recent CD4+ cellcount was 24/µL. He had optedagainst receiving highly active antiretroviraltherapy and prophylaxisfor opportunistic infection.