Pneumocystis pneumonia during primary HIV infection: a case report and review of the literature.


Journal Article

More than 90% of cases of pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) in adults occur in patients with chronic HIV infection with CD4 counts lower than 200 cells/ml. Even though primary HIV infection can cause transient profound CD4 lymphocytopenia, PCP is rarely reported during primary HIV infection. We report a case of a 26-year-old man who was diagnosed with PCP in the setting of primary HIV infection. He was successfully treated with a 21-day course of oral co-trimoxazole.

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Cited Authors

  • Ungprasert, P; Permpalung, N; Srivali, N; Bischof, EF; Edmonds, LC

Published Date

  • October 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 990 - 991

PubMed ID

  • 23443669

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23443669

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1437-7780

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10156-013-0568-y


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands