Single nodular opacity of granulomatous pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in an asymptomatic lymphoma patient

Korean Journal of Radiology : Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
Hyun Soo KimJu-Hie Lee

Abstract

The radiologic findings of a single nodule from Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) have been rarely reported. We described a case of granulomatous PJP manifesting as a solitary pulmonary nodule with a halo sign in a 69-year-old woman with diffuse large B cell lymphoma during chemotherapy. The radiologic appearance of the patient suggested an infectious lesion such as angioinvasive pulmonary aspergillosis or lymphoma involvement of the lung; however, clinical manifestations were not compatible with the diseases. The nodule was confirmed as granulomatous PJP by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery biopsy.

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Citations

Sep 21, 2016·Case Reports in Infectious Diseases·Krunal Bharat PatelNydia Martinez-Galvez
Oct 16, 2020·The Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences·Shuo-Ying DaiYing-Yuan Chen

Methods Mentioned

BETA
biopsy
bronchoalveolar lavage
ESR

Related Concepts

R-CHOP Protocol
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Chemotherapy Protocols
Biopsy
Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
Cyclophosphamide, (S)-Isomer
Adriamycin
Pneumocystis Jiroveci Pneumonia
Rectodelt
Tomography, X-Ray Computerized Axial

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