Hemophilus Parainfluenzae Pneumonia With Huge IVC Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism in a Young Immunocompetent Male

Kuo-Hwa Chiang, Nan-Chun Wu, Reng-Hong Wu


Hemophilus parainfluenzae pneumonia is common in community acquired pneumonia, but Hemophilus parainfluenzae pneumonia with IVC thrombosis and pulmonary embolism is rare. The condition presents a significant diagnostic challenge. We report a 27-year-old immunocompetent male, who presented with recurrent pneumonia with Hemophilus parainfluenzae associated with deep vein thrombosis with huge inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. He was treated successfully with IVC filter placement and anticoagulant agents and the follow up angiography showed improvement of IVC thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

J Med Cases. 2012;3(2):135-139

doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc511w


Hemophilus parainfluenzae pneumonia; IVC thrombosis; Deep vein thrombosis; Pulmonary embolism

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