Human Immmunodeficiency Virus Infection Related Pneumocystis Jiroveci Pneumonia and Suicide: An Autopsy Case Report


Das T., Topal C. S. , Umut G., Arslan M. N. , Yagmur G., Sargan A., ...More

HASEKI TIP BULTENI-MEDICAL BULLETIN OF HASEKI, vol.54, no.3, pp.190-193, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/haseki.2861
  • Title of Journal : HASEKI TIP BULTENI-MEDICAL BULLETIN OF HASEKI
  • Page Numbers: pp.190-193

Abstract

Pneumocystis jiroveci is the most common and serious opportunistic infection in acquired immune deficiency syndrome patients. It is detected in approximately 80% of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected individuals. In this paper, we present a case of pneumocystic jiroveci pneumonia in a 32-year-old HIV-infected patient who committed suicide. We also present histopathological findings in the lung and aim to draw attention to suicidal tendency in HIV-infected individuals.