R. J. Coker, MB, BS; B. S. Peters, MB, BS
To the Editors: Montaner and coworkers (1) show the effectiveness of aerosol pentamidine, but we feel their lack of long-term follow-up does not adequately address the problem of extrapulmonary pneumocystosis. The incidence of extrapulmonary pneumocystosis was higher (2.5%, 6/240) among our patients with Pneumocystis carinii infection. The difference between the two series is probably due to the extended follow-up of our sample. The mean onset of extrapulmonary pneumocystosis was 15.5 months (median, 18 months; range, 4 to 24 months) after the diagnosis of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Most of these cases occurred in the past 3 years, during which
Coker RJ, Peters BS. Extrapulmonary Pneumocystosis. Ann Intern Med. 1991;115:499. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-6-499_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(6):499.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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