Lymphoid Interstitial Pneumonitis (LIP)
A type of pneumonia secondary to autoimmune and other lymphoproliferative disorders.
Typically affects 35 to 40% of children with AIDS and is an AIDS-defining illness in children.
hardening of the pulmonary membranes resulting in compromised gaseous exchange.
Treatment and management:
There is no established treatment for LIP, but the use of corticosteroids for progressive LIP has been advocated.