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Title: Respiratory failure associated with pneumocystis pneumonia: A case report
Other Titles: รายงานผู้ป่วยเด็กภาวะหายใจล้มเหลวเฉียบพลันจากโรคปอดบวมจากเชื้อ Pneumocystis
Authors: Sanit Reungrongrat
Kanokkarn Sunkonkit
Sayanan Chowsilpa
Keywords: Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia
acute respiratory failure
acute respiratory distress syn-drome
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Faculty of Medicine
Citation: Chiang Mai Medical Journal 58,3 (July-September 2019), 171-175
Abstract: Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PJP) is a life-threatening condition and a common opportunistic infection that can occur in an immunocompromised host. We report on a case of PJP in a child who had been diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent who had undergone prior treatment with chemotherapy, dexamethasone an radiation. She presented with progressive dyspnea, hypoxia and acute respiratory failure. Her condition did not improve and developed into acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Her chest radiograph showed bilateral diffuse alveolar infiltration.Bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) were done and the result was positive for Pneumocystis jiroveci. PJP should be a concern in patients who have risk factors such as prior treatment with corticosteroids, immunosuppressive agents or chemotherapy, patients with hematologic malignancy, HIV infection, primary immune deficiencies or severe malnutrition, and patients who have had a solid-organ transplant.
Description: Chiang Mai Medical Journal (Formerly Chiang Mai Medical Bulletin) is an official journal of the Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University. It accepts original papers on clinical and experimental research that are pertinent in the health sciences. The Journal is published 4 issues/year (i.e., Mar, Jun, Sep, and Dec). Original articles, review articles, brief reports, case reports, and miscellany (editorials, perspectives, opinions, and letters to the editor) are welcome. All manuscripts submitted to Chiang Mai Medical Journal must not have been previously published (except in abstract form) or under consideration for publication elsewhere. Each submitted article will be reviewed by two referrees or more. Following publication, Chiang Mai Medical Journal reserves the copyright of all published materials and such materials may not be reproduced in any form without written permission from Chiang Mai Medical Journal. We strongly recommend that authors follow the guideline in manuscript preparation below. Failure to comply with the instruction will result in delay the processing of your paper
ISSN: 0125-5983
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