Respiratory Science
Vol. 1 No. 3 (2021): Respiratory Science

Pneumocystis Pneumonia in Covid-19 Outbreak :A Case Report It's not all about Covid-19

Julisman Hasiholan Situmorang (IDI)
Ginanjar Arum Desianti (Universitas Indonesia)

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Publish Date
23 Jun 2021


One of the phenomena during the current Covid-19 pandemic is Early Detection of In-Patient Deterioration by public health services, especially general hospitals for early detection patients who admit with respiratory tract infections (RTIs) symptoms. However, there is a risk of misdiagnosis in differential diagnoses. Pneumocytis Carinii Pneumonia (PCP) is an opportunistic infection that can occur in immunocompromised patients. Symptoms that often appear are similar to Covid-19, such as fever, cough, runny nose, dyspnoea, diarrhea or others. It makes some difficulties for early diagnosing PCP infection during Covid-19 pandemic, whereas if it is not early treated it is could be a fatal case. Thus, during Covid-19 pandemic, it is necessary to consider other differential diagnoses in patients with RTIs symptoms or respiratory distress. It can be supported if other characteristic signs are found during clinical examination, especially if the nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab results are negative.

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Health Professions Medicine & Pharmacology


Focuses on original article reviews and case reports in pulmonary and critical care medicine Scope: 1. Asthma 2. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 3. Lung Physiology and Sleep-Related Disorder 4. Lung Infection 5. Thoracic Oncology 6. Interstitial Lung Disease 7. Environmental Lung ...