Disseminated Pneumocystis carinii infection in AIDS

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  • Eight patients with AIDS and Pneumocystis carinii infection were studied. Protean manifestations were a feature not untypical of disseminated pneumocystosis. Aerosolised pentamidine as prophylaxis against P carinii pneumonia was ineffective at suppressing dissemination. The knowledge that extrapulmonary infection can occur has implications for the detection and treatment of, and prophylaxis against, P carinii infection. The survival of patients with disseminated pneumocystosis is particularly poor, and may be due to a lack of clinical awareness and consequent delay in diagnosis.
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  • Coker RJ; Clark D; Claydon EL; Gompels M; Ainsworth JG; Lucas SB; Miller R; Goldin RDF; Pinching AJ; Harris JRW
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  • 820
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  • 823
  • Volume

  • 44
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  • 10