Pneumocystis carinii infection of the small intestine

Kraig Kinchen, Tina Harris Kinchen, Thomas Inglesby

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Extrapulmonary Pneumocystis carinii infections are rare in comparison to other opportunistic infections in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). In recent years, however, the number of reported cases of extrapulmonary pneumocystosis has increased. It is therefore important for physicians to recognize the various presentations of extrapulmonary P carinii infection. This article reports a case in which the initial clinically detected AIDS-related infection was extrapulmonary P carinii infection of the small intestine diagnosed after perforation of the jejunum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-627
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the National Medical Association
Volume90
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 1998

Keywords

  • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Pneumocystosis
  • Small intestine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Pneumocystis carinii infection of the small intestine'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this