Recurrent Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia following apparent recovery

Walter T. Hughes, Warren W. Johnson

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Abstract

Recurrence of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonitis occurred in 2 children with acute lymphocytic leukemia approximately 7 months after recovery from the initial infections which had been treated with pentamidine isethionate. Both patients appeared free of pulmonary disease between the episodes of P. carinii pneumonitis. Serum immunoglobulin values were not significantly altered and both patients were in hematologic remission of leukemia. Reinfection or relapse of P. carinii pneumonitis has not been previously reported in children or adults following apparent recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)755-759
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of pediatrics
Volume79
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1971

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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