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Pulmonary coinfection by Pneumocystis jirovecii and Cryptococcus species in a patient with undiagnosed advanced HIV

Abstract

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)
  • cryptococcosis
  • Cryptococcus

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