Walter Blumenfeld, MD; Nesli Basgoz, MD; William F. Owen, 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
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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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