Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V10150806
Life-threatening Pneumocystis pneumonia in a previously healthy pregnant woman
Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is one of the most common infections in patients with HIV. Pneumocystis jirovecii rarely gives rise to symptoms in immunocompetent individuals. PCP has been reported in individuals with immunosuppression. We report a case of life-threatening PCP in an otherwise healthy pregnant woman. Pregnant patients should be considered to be relatively immunosuppressed, and more opportunistic infections should be included in differential diagnosis considerations.