Bleomycin sclerotherapy for bilateral pneumothoraces in a patient with AIDS

O. W. Hnatiuk, Thomas A Dillard, C. N. Oster

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Abstract

Spontaneous pneumothorax has been reported in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). We report a case of a patient with AIDS and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia whose course was complicated by bilateral pneumothoraces that were refractory to usual therapy. After several attempts at tetracycline pleurodesis had failed, bilateral bleomycin sclerotherapy proved successful. We conclude that effective nonsurgical control of recurrent spontaneous pneumothoraces may be achieved with bleomycin. This approach could greatly improve the quality of life and avoid the risks associated with surgery in patients with AIDS who have this problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)988-990
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Internal Medicine
Volume113
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Sclerotherapy
Bleomycin
Pneumothorax
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Pleurodesis
Pneumocystis Pneumonia
Tetracycline
Quality of Life
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Bleomycins
  • Pneumonia, pneumocystis carinii
  • Pneumothorax
  • Sclerotherapy

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  • Internal Medicine

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Bleomycin sclerotherapy for bilateral pneumothoraces in a patient with AIDS. / Hnatiuk, O. W.; Dillard, Thomas A; Oster, C. N.

In: Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol. 113, No. 12, 01.01.1990, p. 988-990.

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Hnatiuk, O. W. ; Dillard, Thomas A ; Oster, C. N. / Bleomycin sclerotherapy for bilateral pneumothoraces in a patient with AIDS. In: Annals of Internal Medicine. 1990 ; Vol. 113, No. 12. pp. 988-990.
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