Corpus ID: 38612092

[An unusual case of pneumocystis pneumonia--case report and review].

@article{Dereksson2007AnUC,
  title={[An unusual case of pneumocystis pneumonia--case report and review].},
  author={Kristj{\'a}n Dereksson and Mar Kristjansson and {\'O}lafur Baldursson},
  journal={Laeknabladid},
  year={2007},
  volume={93 9},
  pages={
          607-13
        }
}
A 63 year old woman seeks medical attention for symptoms of fever, headache and increasing dyspnoea. She has a history of psoriatic-arthritis and uses 10 mg/week of methotrexate as arthritic treatment. There is also a history of severe alcohol abuse. She is in respiratory failure, with basal pulmonary crackles and increased serum inflammatory markers, a normal white-cell count but with a lowered lymphocyte count. A CT-scan reveals ground-glass lung changes. Bronchial biopsy reveals the fungus P… Expand