Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia: a light microscopical and ultrastructural study.
AffiliationDepartment of Pathology, Withington Hospital, and the Department of Medical Oncology, Christie Hospital, Manchester
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AbstractA case of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia developing a patient with treated diffuse lymphocytic lymphoma is described. The electron microscopic features and life cycle of the organism are illustrated. The patient died twenty-four hours after the biopsy had been taken. Septrin appeared to have affected the trophozoite stage. Pneumocystis carinii appears to induce interstitial pulmonary oedema and fibrosis. A discussion of the role of electron microscopy in early diagnosis of the disease is presented.
CitationPneumocystis carinii pneumonia: a light microscopical and ultrastructural study. 1981, 34 (10):1138-46 J Clin Pathol
JournalJournal of Clinical Pathology