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Case report: disseminated Pneumocystis carinii infection in a patient with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome causing thyroid gland calcification and hypothyroidism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1555379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the case of a homosexual male patient with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) who developed disseminated infection with Pneumocystis carinii. He presented with symptoms and signs of thyroid disease, and developed thyroid gland calcification. This was later histologically proven to be due to P. carinii infection. Disseminated P. carinii infection is rare, and this case represents the first report to our knowledge of thyroid gland involvement causing both hypothyroidism and calcification.
M McCarty; R Coker; E Claydon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical radiology     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0009-9260     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Radiol     Publication Date:  1992 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-04     Completed Date:  1992-05-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306016     Medline TA:  Clin Radiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-10     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Department of Radiology, St. Mary's Hospital, London.
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
Calcinosis / complications*
Hypothyroidism / complications
Opportunistic Infections / complications*
Pneumocystis Infections / complications*
Thyroid Diseases / complications*

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