MARK J. ROSEN, M.D.; TONY W. Y. TOW, M.D.; MING T. CHUANG, M.D.; ALVIN S. TEIRSTEIN, M.D.
To the editor: The article by Kovacs and associates (1) examined several factors that predict a favorable prognosis in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. One additional indicator of a favorable prognosis in these patients is a normal chest roentgenogram at the time of diagnosis. Over a 24-month period, we encountered 29 patients with both the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and P. carinii pneumonia at our institution. Eight of these patients had a normal chest roentgenogram as reported by hospital radiologists and confirmed by subsequent review. All eight patients were successfully treated and discharged from the hospital.
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ROSEN MJ, TOW TWY, CHUANG MT, TEIRSTEIN AS. Prognosis of Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia in the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:276. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-2-276_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(2):276.
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