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Lymphoid interstitial pneumonitis (LIP) is a rare clinicopathological entity that may be associated with common variable immune deficiency (CVID) and may lead to respiratory failure and death. Some patients may respond to prolonged corticosteroid treatment. We hypothesised that, in view of the predominant T cell nature of LIP, cyclosporin A would be a more appropriate choice of immunosuppressive agent and report the first case of its successful use in a woman with LIP associated with CVID.

Original publication

DOI

10.1136/thorax.55.1.88

Type

Journal article

Journal

Thorax

Publication Date

19/05/2000

Volume

55

Pages

88 - 90