Pneumocystis jirovecii is a common cause of pneumonia in patients with advanced HIV. In a lot of cases, there is a concomitant pulmonary infection. Cryptococcosis presents as a common complication for people with advanced HIV. However, it usually presents as meningitis rather than pneumonia. We present a case of a patient with coinfection by P. jirovecii and Cryptococcus spp without neurological involvement and a single nodular pulmonary lesion.
- HIV / AIDS
- pneumonia (infectious disease)
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Contributors BV-A and AT-E conceived the idea and design of the article. BV-A, JP-G and AT-E contributed to the preparation and review of the initial manuscript. All authors approved the final version.
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