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September 1986

Spontaneous Pneumothorax With Pneumocystis carinii Infection: Occurrence in Patients With Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Section of Infectious Diseases, Veterans Administration Medical Center (Drs Joe, Gordin, and Parker), the Department of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine (Dr Gordin), and the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, and the College of Pharmacy, Howard University (Dr Parker), Washington, DC.

Arch Intern Med. 1986;146(9):1816-1817. doi:10.1001/archinte.1986.00360210212031

• Two patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome developed spontaneous pneumothorax during the course of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. The pneumothorax In each of these patients was a primary event, unrelated to biopsy or mechanical ventilation. To our knowledge, this complication of P carinii infection has not been noted in adults before and is an important consideration for those caring for persons with this illness.

(Arch Intern Med 1986;146:1816-1817)

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