Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia

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Patient Data

Gender: Male

There are diffuse bilaterally symmetric interstitial patten noted in the perihilar region and extending towards the periphery. Multiple ill defined small hyperlucent patches are noted in the bilateral lung fields especially in the mid zones suggestive of pneumatocele.


There is diffuse ground glass opacities involving upper and mid zones and perihilar region bilaterally.

Multiple pneumatocoeles are noted in the upper and mid zones of bilateral lung fields.

Few patchy ground glass opacities are noted involving the superior basal segment of right lower lobe and lateral basal segment of left lower lobe.

Mosaic perfusion pattern is noted in the supleural regions throughout the bilateral lung fields.

Case Discussion

Note the pneumothorax.

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Case information

rID: 11789
Published: 20th Oct 2010
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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