Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia Journal Article


Authors: Santamauro, J. T.; Stover, D. E.
Article Title: Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
Abstract: Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) remains an important complication of AIDS. Advances have been made in establishing the taxonomy of the organism but the Life cycle of the organism and pathogenetic mechanisms of disease remain obscure. In HIV patients the incidence of PCP has decreased because of widespread use of prophylaxis and survival of those with PCP has improved with use of adjunctive corticosteroid therapy. Less toxic drug therapies are still needed as well as better noninvasive diagnostic techniques.
Keywords: lavage; placebo-controlled trial; acute; trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole; acquired-immunodeficiency-syndrome; hiv-infected patients; respiratory-failure; bronchoalveolar; immune-deficiency syndrome; aerosolized pentamidine; induced sputum examination; blood-institute workshop
Journal Title: Medical Clinics of North America
Volume: 81
Issue: 2
ISSN: 0025-7125
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.  
Date Published: 1997-03-01
Start Page: 299
End Page: 318
Language: English
ACCESSION: WOS:A1997WQ06000002
DOI: 10.1016/s0025-7125(05)70519-8
PROVIDER: wos
PUBMED: 9093230
Notes: Review -- Source: Wos
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