Lymphocytic Interstitial Pneumonitis and Other Immunologic Disorders

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Abstract

To the editor: Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis may be another example of the overlapping spectrum of benign lymphoid proliferation, malignant lymphoma, and autoimmune disease. Disorders likely to be autoimmune that have been described (1) with lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis include myasthenia gravis, pernicious anemia, Sjögren's syndrome, autoerythrocyte sensitization, and chronic active hepatitis. We supplement this list by describing the case of a patient with lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis who had autoimmune hemolytic anemia, probable autoimmune neutropenia and thrombocytopenia, and perhaps autoimmune liver and thyroid disease.

A 34-year-old man was admitted to the New England Deaconess Hospital in July 1976 because of peripheral lymphadenopathy,

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