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March 1992

Pneumocystis carinii Infection in the Middle Ear

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Internal Medicine (Drs Park and Wunderlich) and Otolaryngology (Dr Goldenberg), Wright State University School of Medicine and the Department of Pathology, Miami Valley Hospital (Dr Marshall), Dayton, Ohio.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992;118(3):269-270. doi:10.1001/archotol.1992.01880030051012

Pneumocystis carinii is the opportunistic pathogen frequently causing pneumonitis in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Extrapulmonic manifestation of P carinii is unusual and is commonly associated with severe systemic illness, other immune deficiency status, malignancy, or immune suppression. We describe a case of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome with manifestations of P carinii otitis media with severe otalgia and conductive hearing loss.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992;118:269-270)