Apical Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in AIDS patients not receiving inhaled pentamidine prophylaxis

Academic Article


  • Isolated apical Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia might develop in AIDS patients receiving aerosolized pentamidine prophylaxis. Demonstrated here are two cases of apical P carinii pneumonia occurring in patients not receiving inhaled pentamidine prophylaxis. Such isolated apical localization of P carinii should be differentiated from tuberculosis and fungal infection.
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    Published In

  • Chest  Journal
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    Pubmed Id

  • 18611446
  • Author List

  • Shin MS; Veal CF; Jessup JG; Ho KJ
  • Start Page

  • 1462
  • End Page

  • 1464
  • Volume

  • 100
  • Issue

  • 5