ROGER A. SCHINELLA, M.D.; STEPHEN D. BREDA, M.D.; PAUL E. HAMMERSCHLAG, M.D.
Pneumocystis carinii rarely presents outside the lung; when it does, it occurs with lung involvement and severe disease. We report a case in which P. carinii presented as an otic polyp in an apparently healthy man. The patient, a former drug addict, had no evidence of pulmonary disease but had antibody to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
A 36-year-old Hispanic man had had several episodes of acute otitis media as a child that required bilateral myringotomy and tube placement. He was aware of progressively decreasing hearing in the left ear, which had become worse in the past year. He had
SCHINELLA RA, BREDA SD, HAMMERSCHLAG PE. Otic Infection Due to Pneumocystis carinii in an Apparently Healthy Man with Antibody to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Ann Intern Med. ;106:399–400. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-3-399
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(3):399-400.
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