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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 4. No. 2, 1999

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 1999;4:101-103

Case Report

Coexisting Pneumocystis carinii and Cytomegalovirus pneumonia in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

ASW Ku, KW Lee, KL Wan, WKY Chan


Opportunistic infection with multiple organisms is known to occur in immunocompromised patients. In this article, we report a 14 years old girl, with 4 years history of systemic lupus erythematosus, who developed pneumonia caused by Pneumocystis carinii and cytomegalovirus. She responded to combination therapy of intravenous sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim and ganciclovir. She shared some common risk factors in SLE for developing Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, including active disease with renal involvement, history of receiving immunosuppressant, and lymphopenia. The author recommends the early use of bronchoalveolar lavage to investigate pneumonia in immunocompromised patients.

Keyword : Pneumocystis carinii; Cytomegalovirus; Systemic lupus erythematosus

Abstract in Chinese


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