Apical Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia after inhaled pentamidine prophylaxis

D. J. Conces, J. L. Kraft, V. A. Vix, R. D. Tarver

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Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia is the most common pulmonary infection among patients with AIDS. The antiprotozoal agent pentamidine is an effective IV treatment for this infection, but has significant side effects. Inhalation of aerosolized pentamidine recently has been shown to be effective and less toxic, and this route is now being used to administer reduced doses for prophylaxis. We report a case of bilateral P. carinii pneumonia developing in an AIDS patient receiving aerosolized pentamidine prophylaxis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1193-1194
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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