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A case of spontaneous pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum & subcutaneous emphysema in Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia complicating HIV

Authors:

S Chatterji,

School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, IN
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D Pal ,

RMO cum clinical tutor at School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, IN
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MK Ghosh,

Assistant Professor, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata
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A Naskar,

Assistant Professor, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, IN
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S Pal,

Assistant Professor, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, IN
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S Mullick,

Associate Professor, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, IN
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I Bhattacharya

Assistant Professor, Dept of Microbiology School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, IN
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Abstract

Spontaneous pneumothorax and subcutaneous emphysema are well-known but less common complications of pneumocystis pneumonia, whereas pnuemomediastinum is rare. We had a patient known to be HIV seropositive, who developed Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia. During the course of treatment, he developed spontaneous pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema. He had no predisposing factors known to cause this complication

How to Cite: Chatterji, S. et al., (2015). A case of spontaneous pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum & subcutaneous emphysema in Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia complicating HIV. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases. 5(1), pp.22–27. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v5i1.7569
Published on 09 Apr 2015.
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