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Pneumocystis - Radiograph


Pneumocystis - Radiograph

 Pneumocystis - Radiograph

This chest X-ray demonstrates bilateral, fluffy pulmonary infiltrates, prominent in the hilum and base of the lungs.

Infiltrates

Cardiac Silhouhette

What would the lungs look like grossly in a patient with pneumocystis pneumonia?

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PCP is silver stained
PCP is one of the opportionastic fungus
Commonly seen in AIDs pt with CD4 less than 200
Prophylactice treatment
TMP/SMX is the drug of choice its side effect is bone marrow suppression and hemolytic anemia if the pt has G6PD deficiency
Aerosolized pentamidine its side effect is pancreatitis,nephrotoxicity,and hypotensioin
Dapson its side effect is hemolytic anemia if the pt has G6PD deficiency, methemoglobonemia, erythema nodosum
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What would the lungs look like grossly in a patient with pneumocystis pneumonia?

The lungs appear atelectatic, red, and firm.

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