How is pneumocystic jiroveci in HIV infection diagnosed?

Updated: Jun 12, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Copeland, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Perform a detailed history for P jiroveci pneumonia and use of aerosolized pentamidine. Obtain induced sputum or bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) for histopathologic evaluation. Complete an ophthalmologic examination. Request a medical consultation.


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