DAVID RIFKIND, PH.D., M.D.; TANOUS D. FARIS, M.D.; ROLLA B. HILL, M.D.
Pneumocystis carinii was first associated in Europe with the syndrome of interstitial plasma cell pneumonia occurring in premature and debilitated infants (1). This infection is now recognized to be of cosmopolitan distribution and to occur also in patients with hematopoietic malignancies (2-4), immunoglobulin defects (5, 6), and in those receiving corticosteroids and cytotoxic drug therapy (7).
In a previous communication pneumonia associated with renal transplantation in six patients was described (7). In the single fatal case, autopsy revealed Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and both pulmonary and disseminated cytomegalovirus infections.
This communication summarizes the experience accumulated to date at this Center with
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RIFKIND D, FARIS TD, HILL RB. Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia: Studies on the Diagnosis and Treatment. Ann Intern Med. 1966;65:943-956. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-5-943
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(5):943-956.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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