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HIV/AIDS Glossary

Lymphoid Interstitial Pneumonitis (LIP)

Inflammation and possible scarring of the tissue that surrounds the air sacs of the lungs (lung interstitium). Symptoms of lymphoid interstitial pneumonitis (LIP) include fever, cough, and difficult breathing (dyspnea). LIP is associated with autoimmune diseases, lymphoproliferative disorders, and certain viral infections, such as HIV or Epstein-Barr virus. LIP is an AIDS-defining condition in children infected with HIV who are 13 years or younger.

Related Term(s): AIDS-Defining Condition

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