Giant cell lung carcinoma in a man with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

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Abstract

A 66-year-old man, who was discovered to have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection 22 months previously and was treated with highly active antiretroviral (HAART) therapy, developed giant cell carcinoma of the lung. In English literature, this is the first case of such cell type of lung cancer during HAART therapy. Since giant cell carcinoma of the lung occurs mainly in elderly men who smoke heavily, there may not be a possibility that the HIV or HAART was causative in our patient.

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