Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia; presentation and diagnosis

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  • Pulmonary infection with Pneumocystis carinii has become increasingly common as the number of patients with impaired systems has grown. The way the body protects itself against this infection is not well understood, but cellular immune mechanisms appear to be important. Patients with abnormal T-cell function, such as those receiving immunosuppression to prevent organ transplant rejection or those infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have a high prevalence of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). This article reviews the presentation and investigation of patients with PCP.
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  • Malin AS; Miller RF
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  • 80
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  • 87
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  • 3
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  • 2