December 1988

Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia Complicated by Lymphadenopathy and Pneumothorax

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Drs Afessa, Hackney, and Frederick), Radiology (Drs Hagler and Gumbs), and Pathology (Drs Green and Williams), Howard University Medical School, Washington, DC.

Arch Intern Med. 1988;148(12):2651-2654. doi:10.1001/archinte.1988.00380120099020

• 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)