Pneumomediastinum in an HIV-infected patient with cytomegalovirus pneumonitis

Katsidzira, L; Fana, GT; Makunike-Mutasa, R; Ferrand, RA; (2011) Pneumomediastinum in an HIV-infected patient with cytomegalovirus pneumonitis. International journal of STD & AIDS, 22 (3). pp. 179-180. ISSN 0956-4624 DOI:

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A pneumomediastinum is an unusual complication of respiratory infections in HIV-positive patients, usually reported in association with pneumocystis pneumonia. We describe a case of an HIV-positive patient with a pneumomediastinum who had cytomegalovirus pneumonitis. This is an important reminder to clinicians, since cytomegalovirus pneumonitis and pneumocystis pneumonia have a similar clinical and radiological presentation.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: cytomegalovirus pneumonitis, pneumocystis pneumonia, pneumomediastinum, HIV, sub-Saharan Africa, IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PATIENTS, PNEUMOCYSTIS PNEUMONIA, MORTALITY
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
PubMed ID: 21464459
Web of Science ID: 290426400013


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