Case Report

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


  • Taner Daş
  • Cumhur Selçuk Topal
  • Gökhan Umut
  • Murat Nihat Arslan
  • Gülhan Yağmur
  • Aytül Sargan
  • Hızır Aslıyüksek
  • Muzaffer Yıldırım
  • Ahmet Selçuk Gürler

Received Date: 24.01.2016 Accepted Date: 24.01.2016 Med Bull Haseki 2016;54(3):190-193

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.

Keywords: Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia, histopathology, lung, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, suicide

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