Journal of The Academy of Clinical Microbiologists

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44--46

Case of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in a non-AIDS patient


Prasadini Guru, Beena Paul, JT Ramani Bai 
 Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Prasadini Guru
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
India

Pneumocystis jirovecii is widely known as an important cause of pneumonia in immunocompromised hosts. It remains a leading cause of opportunistic infection, morbidity and mortality in these patients. Here, a case of severe P. jirovecii pneumonia in a post-renal transplant patient is described. Giemsa and Gomor methenamine silver stain of sputum showed cysts of P. jirovecii. Despite treatment with Trimethoprim- Sulfamethoxazole, the patient developed severe respiratory failure and expired.


How to cite this article:
Guru P, Paul B, Ramani Bai J T. Case of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in a non-AIDS patient.J Acad Clin Microbiol 2016;18:44-46


How to cite this URL:
Guru P, Paul B, Ramani Bai J T. Case of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in a non-AIDS patient. J Acad Clin Microbiol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Oct 13 ];18:44-46
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