Pulmonary infections in immunosuppressed patients Journal Article


Authors: White, D. A.; Santamauro, J. T.
Article Title: Pulmonary infections in immunosuppressed patients
Abstract: Pulmonary infections continue to be a significant problem in patients immunosuppressed by cancer or by drugs given for malignancy, or rheumatologic or dermatologic problems. For the neutropenic patient, single-drug rather than combination antibiotic therapy is being increasingly used. The role of growth factors is also being defined. The availability of the new azoles and of alternative forms of amphotericin B have increased treatment options, particularly for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia continues to be a problem in this population, and controversy remains about the mode of transmission and the mechanism of disease caused by this infection. Exogenous infection rather than reactivation may play a small role. Appreciation of the role of community and opportunistic viruses in causing respiratory infection or other complications in the immunosuppressed population is also being further detailed.
Keywords: neutropenia; review; pneumocystis pneumonia; pneumonia; immunology; immune deficiency; immunocompromised host; microbiology; mycosis; virus pneumonia; bacterial pneumonia; pneumonia, bacterial; aids-related opportunistic infections; mycoses; aids related complex; pneumonia, viral; pneumonia, pneumocystis; humans; human
Journal Title: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
Volume: 1
Issue: 3
ISSN: 1070-5287
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins  
Date Published: 1995-05-01
Start Page: 202
End Page: 208
Language: English
PUBMED: 9363054
PROVIDER: scopus
DOI/URL:
Notes: Review -- Export Date: 28 August 2018 -- Source: Scopus
Citation Impact
MSK Authors
  1. Dorothy A White
    57 White
Related MSK Work