Journal Article

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

Mauro S. Torno, Mallory D. Witt and Darryl Y. Sue

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 39, issue 3, pages e25-e29
Published in print August 2004 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 2004 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/422455
Hepatopulmonary Syndrome in HIV—Hepatitis C Virus Coinfection: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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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.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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