What are possible complications of Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PJP)?

Updated: Apr 24, 2019
  • Author: Shelley A Gilroy, MD, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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A pathophysiologic process similar to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) may occur in patients with severe PJP. [22] These patients may require intubation. This greatly diminishes the prognosis.


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