Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 39, Issue 6, pp 545–554 | Cite as

Pulmonary infections in HIV-positive children

  • Reena GeorgeEmail author
  • Savvas Andronikou
  • Salomine Theron
  • Jaco du Plessis
  • Murray Hayes
  • Pierre Goussard
  • Ayanda Mapukata
  • Robert Gie


Infection of the lungs and airways by viral, bacterial, fungal and protozoal agents, often producing atypical radiographic features, is common in children with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Conventional chest radiography and chest CT remain the most useful imaging modalities for evaluation of the immunocompromised patient presenting with a suspected pulmonary infection. In this review the radiological features of acute lung infections in this population are discussed.


Lung HIV Infection Radiology Children 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reena George
    • 1
    Email author
  • Savvas Andronikou
    • 1
  • Salomine Theron
    • 1
  • Jaco du Plessis
    • 1
  • Murray Hayes
    • 1
  • Pierre Goussard
    • 2
  • Ayanda Mapukata
    • 1
  • Robert Gie
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Tygerberg Academic HospitalUniversity of StellenboschCape Town, TamboerskloofSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Child Health, Tygerberg Academic HospitalUniversity of StellenboschCape TownSouth Africa

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