PCP and nipple ring

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PCP and nipple ring

  • This X-ray shows patchy shadowing throughout both lungs in a patient with PCP - Pneumocystis pneumonia - due to underlying HIV.
  • There is nipple ring made of metal and a less dense closure device (arrowhead).
  • PCP typically causes bilateral symmetrical hilar interstitial shadowing, but it can cause any pattern of shadowing. A normal chest X-ray does not exclude the diagnosis.

Page author: Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust UK (Read bio)

Last reviewed: October 2019