Pneumopericardium in a patient with AIDS.

  title={Pneumopericardium in a patient with AIDS.},
  author={Gary S. Kabinoff and Bernard Gitler},
  journal={Texas Heart Institute journal},
  volume={29 1},
In 1997, a 53-year-old male smoker was admitted for progressive shortness of breath associated with a productive cough and yellowish sputum, pleuritic chest pain, and low-grade fever. There was no history of trauma. A posterior-anterior chest radiograph showed a diffuse infiltrate through the right lung field and an air space parallel to the lateral border of the heart. A computed tomographic scan of the chest confirmed pneumopericardium, with no associated pericardial effusion. It also showed… CONTINUE READING