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Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia Complicated by Lymphadenopathy and Pneumothorax

Bekele Afessa, MD; William R. Green, MD; Wayne A. Williams, MD; Nathaniel G. Hagler, MD; Roma V. Gumbs, MD; Robert L. Hackney, MD; Winston R. Frederick, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1988;148(12):2651-2654. doi:10.1001/archinte.1988.00380120099020.
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• A case of generalized Pneumocystis carinii infection presented as hilar and mediastinal lymphadenopathy and was complicated by spontaneous pneumothorax. Extrapulmonary P carinii infection in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is rare, and pneumothorax is even rarer. The purpose of this report is to call attention to these atypical features of P carinii infection in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

(Arch Intern Med 1988;148:2651-2654)


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