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Extrapulmonary pneumocystosis in an antiretroviral therapy-naïve, HIV-positive patient - PubMed

Extrapulmonary pneumocystosis in an antiretroviral therapy-naïve, HIV-positive patient - PubMed

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https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35398297/

Pneumocystis jirovecii is a common opportunistic fungal pathogen that commonly affects immunocompromised individuals and can cause P. jirovecii pneumonia. Extrapulmonary P. jirovecii infections are extremely rare. Herein, we present a case of an HIV-positive, antiretroviral-naïve patient who had ext ...



Conclusion: After starting ART, the patient's clinical condition improved and the abscesses gradually reduced. TMP-SMX is commonly used to treat EPC; however, there is no standard method of treatment. ART may become the key to EPC treatment in individuals with HIV infection.