Pediatric Pneumocystis Jiroveci Pneumonia

  • Etiology: in immunocompromised host – HIV / malignancy, organism is a yeast-like fungus
  • Imaging: ground glass + interlobular septal thickening, may have cystic spaces / bullae, pleural effusion rare, can look like anything on CXR

Radiology Cases of Pneumocystis Jiroveci Pneumonia

CXR of Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia / PCP / PJP
CXR AP shows bilaterally diffuse, symmetrical, fine reticular infiltrates.