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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-46

Case of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in a non-AIDS patient

Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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Prasadini Guru
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-1282.184755

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Pneumocystis jirovecii is widely known as an important cause of pneumonia in immunocompromised hosts. It remains a leading cause of opportunistic infection, morbidity and mortality in these patients. Here, a case of severe P. jirovecii pneumonia in a post-renal transplant patient is described. Giemsa and Gomor methenamine silver stain of sputum showed cysts of P. jirovecii. Despite treatment with Trimethoprim- Sulfamethoxazole, the patient developed severe respiratory failure and expired.

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