Pneumocystis Pneumonia and Acute Pulmonary Embolism in Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Pneumocystis Pneumonia and Acute Pulmonary Embolism in Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired... Patients with AIDS are predisposed to pulmonary embolism (PE). The clinical situation can be confusing when a patient has both PE and an opportunistic pulmonary infection such as Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP), due to their similarities in presentation. This case emphasizes the need for clinicians to have a high index of suspicion and consider PE in the differential diagnoses of dyspnea and hypoxemia, particularly when PJP infection or other AIDS-defining illnesses are suspected. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice Wolters Kluwer Health

Pneumocystis Pneumonia and Acute Pulmonary Embolism in Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1056-9103
eISSN
1536-9943
D.O.I.
10.1097/IPC.0000000000000580
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Abstract

Patients with AIDS are predisposed to pulmonary embolism (PE). The clinical situation can be confusing when a patient has both PE and an opportunistic pulmonary infection such as Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP), due to their similarities in presentation. This case emphasizes the need for clinicians to have a high index of suspicion and consider PE in the differential diagnoses of dyspnea and hypoxemia, particularly when PJP infection or other AIDS-defining illnesses are suspected.

Journal

Infectious Diseases in Clinical PracticeWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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