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Choroiditis and exudative macular detachments in a post transplant leukaemic patient: an unusual presentation of Pneumocystis jiroveci infection
  1. K Sabri,
  2. K Bibby
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LE1 5WW, UK
  1. Correspondence to: K Sabri Department of Ophthalmology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LE1 5WW, UK; ksabri{at}

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Pneumocystis jiroveci is a commensal found in the respiratory tract of healthy individuals. It can cause infections of almost any organ in immunocompromised hosts. P jiroveci choroiditis, featuring multifocal choroidal lesions, has been reported in immunocompromised patients despite prophylactic use of inhaled pentamidine. We report a post-transplant leukaemic patient whose posterior segment findings demonstrate an atypical picture of recurrent P jiroveci choroiditis.

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A 20 year old woman presented with a 1 week history of bilateral blurred vision, dyspnoea, and dry cough. Visual acuity was reduced to 6/36 bilaterally with posterior subcapsular cataracts. Funduscopy disclosed multifocal, creamy-yellow choroidal lesions at both posterior poles with exudative retinal detachments at the maculae (fig 1). Optic discs …

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