David Rifkind, M.D.; Rolla B. Hill, M.D.
Rifkind D., Hill R.; The Diagnosis and Treatment of Pneumocystis carnii Pneumonia.. Ann Intern Med. 1966;64:1168-1169. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-5-1168_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(5):1168-1169.
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Seventy-five patients were treated in the first renal transplantation series at the University of Colorado Medical Center from November, 1962, to March, 1964, with a mortality rate of 49%. Pneumonia attributed to Pneumocystis carinii occurred in 11 patients and was fatal in 6. All patients were receiving azathioprine and prednisone at the onset of pneumonia. The disease was characterized by an insidious onset, dry cough, fever, tachypnea, and cyanosis. The chest roentgenograms showed bilateral alveolar and nodular infiltrates without adenopathy or pleural reaction. The cold hemagglutinin titers were elevated in four patients. Pulmonary function studies in three patients revealed an
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Infectious Disease, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Pneumonia.
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