NICK J. MANSOUR, M.D.
To the editor: The onset of current interest and enthusiasm in treatment of malignant diseases has brought some astounding results. Many patients who at one time were written off as lost are now being given good useful lives. But any new form of therapy opens a Pandora's box of other problems. One such problem is the diffuse interstitial pneumonia caused by the protozoan Pneumocystis carinii. The disease can be and more often than not is fatal; and early therapy is imperative, as it can be curative. Dr. Goodell and associates (1) attempt to outline some of the prime features, but
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MANSOUR NJ. Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:342–343. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-2-342
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(2):342-343.
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