Author | Walter T. Hughes, MD


Commentary (Hughes): Infectious Complications of Lung Cancer

February 01, 2005

ByWalter T. Hughes, MD

The stated aim of Seo’s article isto focus on the diagnosis andmanagement of infections thatcan occur in patients with lung cancer.Most of the studies of infections in cancer patients over the past 4 decadeshave dealt predominantly withopportunistic infections in immunocompromisedindividuals who havelymphoproliferative malignancies.Less attention has been given to infectionsassociated with solid tumors,so a comprehensive review of theproblem in patients with lung canceris greatly needed.