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Pneumocystis jiroveci (formerly carinii) pneumonia: chest X ray with bilateral, diffuse granular opacities

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Chest radiograph of an HIV-infected patient, CD4 count of <200 cells/µL, revealing bilateral, diffuse granular opacities. This radiographic presentation is characteristic of Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia, which was microscopically confirmed by examination of induced sputum.

Credits

Laurence Huang, MD, University of California San Francisco

See related article in the HIV InSite Knowledge Base:
Pulmonary Manifestations of HIV