TIBOR J. GREENWALT, M.D.
To the editor: I am writing to question the propriety of publishing articles such as that by Jett and associates (1) which appeared in the November issue. Its title implies that the authors have established a relation between Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in a patient and the blood products administered. Certainly the patient received blood transfusions and later had an inverted helper: suppressor T-cell ratio, but the authors have not shown that any of the donors belonged to a high-risk group. The authors have not even traced the donors that were involved. If they had done this and had shown that
GREENWALT TJ. Blood-Products Transfusion and the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. ;100:155. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-1-155_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(1):155.
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