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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 122-124

Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in an immunocompetent host


Department of Medicine, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Jency Maria Koshy
Department of Medicine, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana - 141 008, Punjab
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.162374

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Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) is a potentially life-threatening infection, which predominantly occurs in the immuno-compromised host. It has been rarely reported in immunocompetent subjects. In them, the infection presents with fulminant respiratory failure along with fever and dry cough in contrast to an indolent course in the immuno-compromised population. The most significant risk factors for PCP in non-HIV infected hosts are glucocorticoid use and cell mediated immunity defects. We report a rare case of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in an immunocompetent patient.


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