Primary Pneumocystis carinii infection of the small bowel: Presentation as an acute abdomen

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Abstract

Pneumocystis infection is typically a pulmonary process in an immunocompromised host. With AIDS, however, we have seen Pneumocystis involve many extrapulmonary sites, including the liver, spleen, and kidneys. We present a case of Pneumocystis infection that involved the small bowel and colon and presented as an acute abdomen. The role of computed tomography in the evaluation of the abdomen in the AIDS patient as well as Pneumocystis infection of bowel is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-167
Number of pages4
JournalEmergency Radiology
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

Keywords

  • AIDS, Acute abdomen
  • CT, small bowel
  • Pneumocystis carinii infection
  • Small bowel, infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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