Pneumocystis carinii pneumonitis

W. T. Hughes

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Abstract

Pneumonitis caused by P carinii has often been the first revelation of congenital immune deficiency disorders, cancer, or serious immunosuppression from drug administration. Its flair as a diagnostic indicator has recently been dramatically demonstrated with the devastating malady of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). At present, any adult or child with no known underlying disease who presents with P carinii pneumonitis will be suspected of having AIDS by the physician, the nurse, the aid, the medical student, and probably the janitor of most medical centers. Not since Legionnaires' disease has a pneumonitis advanced so rapidly to stardom. This prominence has followed over half a century of obscurity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)810-813
Number of pages4
JournalChest
Volume85
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Pneumocystis carinii
Pneumonia
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Legionnaires' Disease
Immune System Diseases
Medical Students
Immunosuppression
Nurses
Physicians
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Neoplasms

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Hughes, W. T. (1984). Pneumocystis carinii pneumonitis. Chest, 85(6), 810-813.

Pneumocystis carinii pneumonitis. / Hughes, W. T.

In: Chest, Vol. 85, No. 6, 1984, p. 810-813.

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Hughes, WT 1984, 'Pneumocystis carinii pneumonitis', Chest, vol. 85, no. 6, pp. 810-813.
Hughes WT. Pneumocystis carinii pneumonitis. Chest. 1984;85(6):810-813.
Hughes, W. T. / Pneumocystis carinii pneumonitis. In: Chest. 1984 ; Vol. 85, No. 6. pp. 810-813.
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