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.
WHITCOMB ME, SCHWARZ MI, CHARLES MA, et al. 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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