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Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia and pulmonary embolism in a patient with tetralogy of Fallot and common variable immunodeficiency: is there any link?
  1. M A Valdivia-Arenas,
  2. N Sood
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    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Ohio State University, 201 Heart and Lung Research Institute, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  1. Dr M A Valdivia-Arenas, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Ohio State University, 201 Heart and Lung Research Institute, 473 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA; martin1990jbr{at}yahoo.com

Abstract

We report the simultaneous occurrence of lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis and pulmonary embolism in a patient with tetralogy of Fallot and common variable immunodeficiency. An explanation based on the pathogenesis of these diseases is proposed to explain this “unfortunate coincidence”.

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  • Competing interests: None.