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Pneumocystis jiroveci Pneumonia in an Immunocompetent Female Patient

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Introduction: The pneumocystosis is an infection caused by a saprophytic germ Pneumocystis jiroveci. It is exceptional in immunocompetent patients. Case report: This is a 30-year-old patient, admitted to the service for an acute respiratory failure. She was treated for pulmonary tuberculosis 6 months ago. The review has objectified clinique cyanosis of the lips and extremities with a blood pressure 120/70 mmHg, a heart rate of 70 bats/min, a temperature of 38°C and SaO2 to 82% in the open air. The chest radiograph objectified reticulonodular opacities on the right. The patient was put under bi-broad-spectrum antibiotics. Due to the non improvement of the patient’s state, the search for Pneumocystis jiroveci in induced sputum was made and it was positive. The search for a field of immunosuppression was negative.

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Amro, L. , Hamzaoui, G. , Sajiai, H. , Serhane, H. and Yazidi, A. (2014) Pneumocystis jiroveci Pneumonia in an Immunocompetent Female Patient. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 3, 420-423. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2014.37093.

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