PNEUMOCYSTIS JIROVECII PNEUMONIA IN A HIV-NEGATIVE ADULT IN COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  • Muhammad Mohsin Sajjad Royal College of Physicians, Ireland
  • Sidra Yousaf Royal College of Physicians, Ireland
Keywords: COVID-19, Pneumocystis Jirovecii Pneumonia

Abstract

A 67 years old gentleman presented with shortness of breath, fever and cough. Baseline imaging and routine bloods were consistent with respiratory tract infection. He was treated on the lines of COVID-19 infection, but he was clinically and radiologically deteriorating and was eventually intubated. Upon clinical suspicion and repeated COVID-19 negative swabs, treatment for pneumocystis jirovecii was initiated and there was an excellent clinical improvement. The patient was extubated and was subsequently weaned off oxygen, HIV was negative, sputum and PCR showed pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia.

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Published
2020-09-15
How to Cite
Sajjad, M., & Yousaf, S. (2020). PNEUMOCYSTIS JIROVECII PNEUMONIA IN A HIV-NEGATIVE ADULT IN COVID-19 PANDEMIC. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal (PAFMJ), 70(2), S672-73. Retrieved from https://mail.pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/5340
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Case Reports