JEAN-FRANCOIS ROSSI, M.D.; ALAIN DUBOIS, M.D.; CHRISTIAN BENGLER, M.D.; CHARLES ARICH, M.D.; CHARLES GERVAIS, M.D.; ALIX DELAGE, M.D.; CHARLES JANBON, M.D.
To the editor: Extrapulmonary dissemination of Pneumocystis carinii is rare. To our knowledge, P. carinii infection of the bone marrow has been reported in only three patients, each having a nonmalignant immunodeficiency syndrome (1-3). Conversely, P. carinii pneumonia occurs frequently in homosexual men who have T-cell immunodeficiency (4) as well as in patients with various malignancies after chemotherapy (5). However, infection with this organism has not been described in the bone marrow of patients with lymphoma. We report the cases of two patients with lymphoma who had such infections and propose bone marrow biopsy as a routine examination to confirm
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ROSSI J, DUBOIS A, BENGLER C, ARICH C, GERVAIS C, DELAGE A, et al. Pneumocystis carinii in Bone Marrow. Ann Intern Med. 1985;102:868. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-6-868_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(6):868.
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