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Pneumocystis Jiroveci Pneumonia and H1N1 Co-infection in an Immunocompetent Patient

Vikas Marwah, Rajath Govind, S.P.S. Shergill, Amit Vasan

Keywords : P. jiroveci pneumonia, Immunocompetent, PCP-H1N1 co-infection

Citation Information : Marwah V, Govind R, Shergill S, Vasan A. Pneumocystis Jiroveci Pneumonia and H1N1 Co-infection in an Immunocompetent Patient. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2019; 61 (4):219-220.

DOI: 10.5005/ijcdas-61-4-219

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-11-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia is frequently diagnosed in immunocompromised patients but it has rarely been reported in immunocompetent individuals without any predisposing factors. Immunocompetent individuals who are exhibited steroids or other immune-suppressive drugs, may become susceptible and may develop clinical Pneumocystis carnini pneumonia (PCP) infection. Cases of co-infection of P. jiroveci and H1N1 influenza in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and organ transplant recepients have been reported. However, case reports of P. jiroveci and H1N1 influenza co-infection are rare in immunocompetent individuals. We report a case of a young immune-competent man diagnosed with H1N1 influenza and P. jiroveci pneumonia which posed significant diagnostic and management dilemma.

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