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How Do I Treat Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia

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what is sulfameth/trimethoprim

what is this med used for?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...That drug is also known in the US as Septra or Bactrim. It is used to prevent or treat Pneumocystis carinii pneumonias (one of the major AIDS-related infections) as well as treatment or prevention of a range of other infections. KH Read more »

dapsone, does it work?

Dr. Dave,Does this drug, Dapsone, work? If so what exactly is it supposed to do and does it do... Read more »

thought/treated for pcp

Hello Dr. Ben.Several years ago I when I lived in Junction, I was one of your patients. I am now... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Sanguinaria

...infections, primarily by the Iroquois and Cherokee peoples. It's now used by some Aboriginal healers and herbalists to treat Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) and other lung infections, such as tuberculosis. These are serious infections that... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Update: Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia

...Despite a decade of advances in prophylaxis and treatment of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, PCP is still a major threat to HIV-infected individuals. Although PCP remains the most Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

... What Is PCP? How Is PCP Treated? Can PCP Be Prevented? Which Drug Is Best? The Bottom Line What Is PCP? Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP or pneumocystis) Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Does PCP Prophylaxis Improve Survival in Patients With HIV Infection?

...carinii pneumonia. N Engl J Med 1991; 324: 1079-83. 6 . Leoung et al. Aerosolized pentamidine for prophylaxis against Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. N Engl J Med 1990; 323: 769-75. 7 . Martin et al. A comparison of the... Read more »
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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, Read more »

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 Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Fluconazole to treat yeast and other fungal infections * TMP/SMX (trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole) or pentamidine to treat PCP (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) Cancers Health care providers use radiation, chemotherapy, or injections of alpha... Read more »

it is my turn for stpid q's

Posted by daisey6205, 3 Replies
...i have read people talking about pcp and oi's and for lack of sounding stupid, someone please explain what they are. sorry that everyone thought i was so smart, when Read more »