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Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia Treatment

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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) is the most common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. Without
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Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia

What are some of the latest developments in preventing and treating this infection?
Judith Currier, M.D.

Response from Judith Currier, M.D.

University of CA, LA School of Medicine
THe 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 »

pneumocystis carinii pneumonia

is a protozoal or atypical fungal infection?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It is an atypical fungal infection. Read more »

Should I consult a neurologist

Dr. Francino, Around 10/03 i was hospitalized with a very high tempature and dehydrated. They started saline drip and O2 and symptoms like a cold . From there it became worse. My temp did not go down and progessed to dimensia and halusanations....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I'm delighted you are recovering form your bout of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and your HIV/AIDS is responding to treatment.Regarding your limp, I cannot evaluate this over the Internet. Check with your HIV Read more »

Fatigue's Kickin' In

Dr. Frascino,I've been on medication for one month (Combivir and Sustiva). CD-4 Count is 198, viral load is undetectable, from Cd-4 of 252 and viral load of 60,000 a month before. Fortunately, when starting medication, I didn't have any major side...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...begin to rise. If not, you may need to consider another regimen. Second, since your CD4 count is now below 200, you need PCP (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) prophylaxis. You should continue this preventative treatment for a number of months,... Read more »
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Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia: What's New in the Era of Combination Antiretroviral Therapies and Protease Inhibitors?

...Despite the fact that the incidence and prevalence of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among AIDS patients has declined over the years, due tothe widespreaduse of prophylaxis, it remains an important cause of morbidity Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Drugs Used to Treat Complications of HIV/AIDS

Brand Name Generic Name Use Manufacturer Name Approval Date Abelcet, Ambisome Amphotericin B, ABLC antifungal for aspergillosis various 20-Nov-95 Bactrim, Septra sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim antiprotozoal antibiotic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia in Children

... PCP is the most common opportunistic infection among children with HIV infection. It can be fatal. PCP can be prevented. Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

HIV Nephropathy: To Treat or Not to Treat?

HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN) represents a major complication of HIV infection. Its natural history has been well defined the development of nephrotic syndrome initially, then relentless progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in most... 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 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 »

Alternatives?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
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Untreated PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 him... Read more »