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
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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. 1987;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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