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Pneumococcal pneumonia: bacteremic, with Pneumocystis jiroveci (formerly carinii)
Figure 1: Chest radiograph of an HIV-infected patient with bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia showing right middle lobe consolidation.
Figure 2: Repeat chest radiograph 8 days later when the patient developed worsening shortness of breath and hypoxemia. The film shows worsening bilateral heterogenous infiltrates due to Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia.
Charles L. Daley, MD, University of California San Francisco
See related article in the HIV InSite Knowledge Base:
Pneumococcal Infection and HIV