Chronic cavitary pneumonia due to Pneumocystis carinii in a patient with AIDS
Continuity of Patient Care
Referral and Consultation
A 39-year-old man with AIDS presented with cough, chest pain, dyspnea on exertion, fever, and a cavitary lesion in the upper lobe of the left lung. The cavity increased in size over the next five months with disease involvement limited to the left upper lobe. Pneumocystis carinii infection was then diagnosed. Symptoms and cavity resolved with trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole therapy.