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Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

Based on a small study, if standard therapy doesn't work, patients might be able to use Neutrexin (trimetrexate) combined with Leucovorin (folinic acid.) Can PCP Be Prevented? The best way to prevent PCP is to use strong ART. People who have less than 200 CD4 cells can prevent PCP by taking the same medications used for PCP treatment. Another way to reduce the risk of PCP is not to smoke, or to stop smoking. HIV-positive smokers develop PCP...
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Abnormal Gallium Scan- is it PCP pneumonia or is it from my chemotherapy? My doctor is a total jerk!

The cytoxan chemotherapy which I received in the first two rounds of chemo caused a severe inflammatory response in my lungs, diagnosed by bronchoscopy in 8/2001. I was treated with Prednisone. I had a routine Gallium Scan in 12/2001 and had...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The question you are asking, if I understand you correctly, is whether you abnormal gallium scan is due to residual inflammation from your chemotherapy or due to pneumonia. I do agree with you that in the absence of fever, shortness of breath,... Read more »

my husban has pcp but not hiv ??? how??

MY HUSBAN WAS TOLD @ THE HOSPITAL TODAY THAT HE HAD A RARE PNEUNIA PCP THEY GAVE US LITTLE TO NO INFO ON IT & REFERERD HIM TO A SPECAILIST. FOR A FOLLOW UP IN 7 DAYS BUT WE HAVE BOTH BEEN TESTED FOR HIV & NEITHER OF US HAVE IT. & I KNOW...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You may need to get a second opinion. PCP only occurs in people with imapired immunity. If your husband truly has PCP, then he must have some cause for the impaired immune status. He needs to be evaluated for HIV infection and other causes of immune... Read more »

PCP pneumonia

How could one suspect if they are coming down with PCP? Should the symptom of shortness of breath be alarming, and a reason to do the sputum test?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
If you have shortness of breath, particulary when at rest, you should contact your doctor right away. There are many causes of shortness of breath, none of them are really good to ignore. PCP is just one of the causes of shortness of breath and... Read more »

Post-PCP

Hello! When I first got PCP about a year ago I had fever and tightness in the lungs. It was treated successfully, now my tcells are much higher (right around 200), I'm on Mepron as prophylaxis (I'm allergic to Bactrim), but I'm...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
With T cells around 200, your risk of PCP should be decreased, but no form of prohphylaxis is perfect. Sometimes PCP can cause some scarring in the lungs, although we used to see this more commonly in people who haaaaaad more than one episode. You... Read more »
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Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia (PCP)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello all. Does anyone know of any newer meds for the prevention of another episode PCP? I have tried with fail: Bactrim (allergic to sulfa), Dapsone (causes severe rashs), Pentamidine (if anyone has ever used it you'll know what it does). I am... Read more »

Untreated PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

I have a friend who has made it known that he is refusing any further medical treatment. He has recently been diagnosed with PCP. Knowing that untreated PCP is a one way street, can anyone tell me what to expect, or even tell me what to tell... Read more »

PCP

Posted by Anonym, 2 Replies
What are the symptoms of PCP...if you have been through it please let me know..thanks Read more »

PCP

Posted by Anonymous
Symptoms of PCP besides cough?

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