The Harmsen Lab is interested in immune responses unique to the lung. This includes immune-mediated lung damage in Pneumocystis pneumonia, the effects of lung infections on the development of asthma and the use of nanotechnology for delivery of anti-inflammatory drugs to the lungs.
Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP), also referred to as Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP), is an atypical pulmonary infection and the most common opportunistic infection in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
CXR and CT in immunosuppressed man w/ cough and SOB. CXR shows ill-defined hazy mid & lower zone opacification. CT shows ground glass change and interlobular septal thickening, giving a "crazy paving" pattern. No nodes or effusion. Diagnosis = pneumocystis pneumonia. #FOAMRad #FOAMed
May Trichomonas vaginalis provoke conjunctivitis and Pneumocystis pneumonia