Pneumocystis pneumonia

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Adult patient with a renal transplant, and breathlessness.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

CT demonstrates widespread ground glass opacity particularly in perihilar distribution. 

Case Discussion

PCR confirmed pneumocystis pneumonia. The patient was treated with appropriate antibiotics and follow-up HRCT a few weeks later demonstrated complete resolution of the changes (not shown). 

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Case information

rID: 11075
Published: 15th Oct 2010
Last edited: 31st Dec 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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