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Arch Intern Med. 1990 Feb;150(2):271-9.

Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients.

A E Glatt, K Chirgwin


  1. Department of Medicine, Nassau County Medical Center, East Meadow, NY 11554.

PMID: 2405800


Pneumocystis carinii has taken on new importance with the emergence of the human immunodeficiency virus. It is the most common life-threatening opportunistic infection in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and eventually develops in 80% or more of those not receiving primary prophylaxis. This review focuses on the clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and prophylaxis of P carinii pneumonia in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection.

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