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Pneumocistis jiroveci Pneumonia in an AIDS-presenter Host: Missing the Target in the COVID-19 Epidemic

Author(s): Vergori A, Mastrorosa I, Pinnetti C, Camici M, Di Stefano F, Mastrobattista A, Vulcano A, Bartolini B, Granata G, Topino S, Amendola A, Antinori A

We report a case of a previously healthy man admitted with the suspicion of a COVID-19 pneumonia during the Italian pandemic. After 9 days the patient was diagnosed with a new HIV-1 infection with an etiologically confirmed Pneumocistis jiroveci pneumonia (PJP). With this description we would like to highlight the similarities of COVID-19 with PJP and that clinicians should consider other causative agents and that HIV testing should always be offered.

 

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