Congenital rubella pneumonitis complicated by pneumocystis jiroveci infection with positive long term respiratory outcome: A case report and literature review

Sanchez, M. O. and Chang, A. B. (2009) Congenital rubella pneumonitis complicated by pneumocystis jiroveci infection with positive long term respiratory outcome: A case report and literature review. Pediatric Pulmonology, 44 12: 1235-1239. doi:10.1002/ppul.20980


Author Sanchez, M. O.
Chang, A. B.
Title Congenital rubella pneumonitis complicated by pneumocystis jiroveci infection with positive long term respiratory outcome: A case report and literature review
Journal name Pediatric Pulmonology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1099-0496
8755-6863
Publication date 2009-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/ppul.20980
Volume 44
Issue 12
Start page 1235
End page 1239
Total pages 5
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Rubella remains to be a significant illness in the developing countries because of limited access to immunizations. In congenital rubella syndrome, lung involvement becomes evident within the few months of life, as a manifestation of the “late onset rubella syndrome.” The lungs and other organs become involved secondary to immunopathologic mechanisms and immunodeficiency predisposes affected patients to opportunistic pathogens. We report the clinical, respiratory and immunologic data of a young boy who developed rubella pneumonitis and concomitant infection with Pneumocystis jiroveci. Despite the complicated clinical course, the child survived. At follow-up he has a normal pulmonary examination, mild hyperinflation only on his chest radiograph, normal immunology and normal respiratory reactance and resistance.
Keyword Congenital rubella
Rubella pneumonitis
Pneumocystis jiroveci
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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