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Research Article, Int J Cardiovas Res Vol: 5 Issue: 6

Acute Pulmonary Thromboembolism Masquerading as Pneumocystis Ji-roveci Pneumonia in a Newly Detected HIV Positive Patient

Natraj Setty HS*, Raghu TR, Jayashree K, Geetha, Shivanand S Patil, Babu Reddy, Vijaykumar JR and Manjunath CN
Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Corresponding author : Natraj Setty HS
MD, DM, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Received: September 07, 2016 Accepted: October 24, 2016 Published: October 31, 2016
Citation: Natraj Setty HS, Raghu TR, Jayashree K, Geetha, Shivanand SP, et al. (2016) Acute Pulmonary Thromboembolism Masquerading as Pneumocystis Ji-roveci Pneumonia in a Newly Detected HIV Positive Patient. Int J Cardiovasc Res 5:6. doi: 10.4172/2324-8602.1000291

Abstract

Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia is a very well documented opportunistic infection in retro-positive individuals. Studies have shown that venous and arterial thrombosis occurs with increased frequency in patients infected with HIV. The reported frequency of venous thromboembolism varies between 0.19% to 7.63%/ year and that of pulmonary thromboembolism around 0.26%. But here, we report a case in which a newly detected retro-positive patient had both pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia and pulmonary thromboembolism leading to a diagnostic delay of PCP pneumonia.

Keywords: Pulmonary thromboembolism; Human immunodeficiency virus; Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia

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