Walter Blumenfeld, MD; Nesli Basgoz, MD; William F. Owen Jr., MD; Drago M. Schmidt, MD
Pneumocystis carinii is the commonest opportunistic infection in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Its clinical and pathologic features have been well described (1-3). We describe two patients with atypical granulomatous pulmonary manifestations of P. carinii. Both patients had initial episodes of P. carinii pneumonia and were treated. They subsequently received zidovudine and aerosolized pentamidine.
A 38-year-old man with a 6-month history of AIDS presented with 1 week of nausea, fever, slight cough, and dyspnea. The patient had been treated for cytomegalovirus retinitis with ganciclovir, which was discontinued because of severe neutropenia. At the same time, he
Blumenfeld W, Basgoz N, Owen WF, Schmidt DM. Granulomatous Pulmonary Lesions in Patients with the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Pneumocystis carinii Infection. Ann Intern Med. 1988;109:505–507. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-109-6-505
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(6):505-507.
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