Pneumocystis Jiroveci Pneumonia
UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD DEPT OF RADIOLOGY
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We present a case of Pneumocystis jiroveci formerly P. carinii Pneumonia PJP. A 60 year old HIV male with a CD4 count of 144 cellsmm3 complaining of cough, dyspnea, and chest pain was ultimately diagnosed with PJP by lung biopsy after negative bronchoalveolar lavage BAL. This case demonstrates typical radiographic findings of PJP, with symmetric bilateral lower lobe reticulonodular ground-glass opacities, complicated by spontaneous pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax.
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