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Upper lobe relapse ofPneumocystis carinii Pneumonia during aerosolized pentamidine prophylaxis

Koppen, S.; Grunewald, T.; Jautzke, G.; Ruf, B.

Journal of Molecular Medicine 69(10): 446-448


ISSN/ISBN: 0946-2716
DOI: 10.1007/bf01666834
Accession: 062208223

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A patient with a history of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) inhaled aerosolized pentamidine (AP) for secondary prophylaxis of PCP. Nine months after the first PCP episode he presented with pulmonary upper-lobe infiltrations demonstrated by chest x-ray, and bronchoalveolar lavage confirmed the diagnosis of PCP. The clinical course and possible explanations for this unusual form of PCP are presented.

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