Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Rare cause of hemoptysis

Chest. 1991 Jan;99(1):251-3. doi: 10.1378/chest.99.1.251.


Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia is a frequent manifestation of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It commonly presents with nonproductive cough, fever, and dyspnea. We report this case of P carinii pneumonia presenting with hemoptysis, since to the best of our knowledge, hemoptysis has not been reported to be a presenting manifestation of P carinii pneumonia. Autopsy revealed multiple lung cavities.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
  • Female
  • Hemoptysis / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Lung / pathology
  • Middle Aged
  • Opportunistic Infections / complications*
  • Pneumonia, Pneumocystis / complications*