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Keywords:

  • kidney transplantation;
  • Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia;
  • extracorporeal membrane oxygenation;
  • acute respiratory failure;
  • ECMO ;
  • PCP ;
  • PJP

Abstract

Acute respiratory failure (ARF) accompanied by pneumothorax caused by Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) is often fatal. We present our experience using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as treatment for ARF and subsequent pneumothorax caused by PJP in a kidney transplant recipient.