MICHAEL E. WHITCOMB; MARVIN I. SCHWARZ; M. ARTHUR CHARLES; PAUL H. LARSON
Serial pulmonary function studies were performed during the convalescent stage on a patient who survived biopsy-proved Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. A lung biopsy specimen was obtained 5 months after the onset of the acute illness. These studies documented the presence of diffuse interstitial fibrosis of the lung and strongly suggested that the fibrosis developed as a sequel to Pneumocystis carinii infection. This observation is consistent with the theory that diffuse interstitial pneumonitis of infectious cause may progress to diffuse interstitial fibrosis.
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WHITCOMB ME, SCHWARZ MI, CHARLES MA, LARSON PH. Interstitial Fibrosis After Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:761-765. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-5-761
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(5):761-765.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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