Getting Rid Of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia
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University of CA, LA School of MedicineTHe best prevention is for people who have T cells below 200 cells to take trimethprim-sulfamethoxazole (bactrim) either daily or 3 times per week. For those allergic to sulfa, either dapsone, aerosolozed pentamidine or atovaquone(mepron) can be... Read more »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineThe chances of survival are not fantastic in this situation, but they're not zero, either. It's hard to come up with an exact figure, but cases this severe have about a 10-20% survival rate. The lungs can sometimes be so damaged from the... Read more »
University of Cincinnati, College of Medicinei must confess that I don't know what "biodermal screening" is, but Pneumocystis does not occur in the bladder region, whether you're HIV+ or not. I'd advise to you get some confirmation of the diagnosis you were given.... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyHello 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 »
Posted by schedir81, 4 RepliesHello, I just brought my girl to the hospital today and she is being treated for pcp. She stopped taking her meds around 3 to four years ago after an incident in her life threw her in complete denial.
She was afraid of me leaving her and for not... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyCan you get PCP as a first sign? I've been sick and under a lot of stress for the past 4 weeks. I've devopled a dry cough plus a lot of other symptoms, was wondering is PCP could be a first symptom too?
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHi,
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 »
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