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Pneumocystis jiroveci (formerly carinii)

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Pneumocystis jiroveci (formerly carinii) pneumonia

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Arthur Ammann, MD, Global Strategies for HIV Prevention

Description

X-ray presentation of Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia in an infant who presented with rapid respirations and decreased oxygen saturation. Subsequent lung biopsy demonstrated characteristic organisms in pulmonary tissues. An HIV test yielded a positive result.