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.
- AIDS, Acute abdomen
- CT, small bowel
- Pneumocystis carinii infection
- Small bowel, infection
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Emergency Medicine
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging