Pneumocystis jirovecii (carinii)

Clinical presentation

Infrequently skin lesions of Pneumocystis jirovecii have been reported with a variety of morphologies. They may present as friable, reddish papules or nodules in the nares or external auditory meatus or resemble molluscum contagiosum lesions. The skin lesions are due to disseminated disease (see section Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia). With the advent of ART, extrapulmonary cases of Pneumocystis are exceedingly rare to date, particularly with skin involvement.[104][105]