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What Are The Symptoms Of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia

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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

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 »

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 »

Thanks Doc

Hey doc..ZZZZ here again aka mr cd4 110 :) Thanks for all your help it makes a real difference being able to talk to someone about it other then councilers and stuff who I dont really trust. Your response to my question was really good kinda made me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...borrow your surfboard while I'm there? Regarding dapsone, did your doctors evaluate your cough? Certainly dapsone can be used for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia prophylaxis in HIVers with CD4 counts less than 200. However, I'd like to make sure... Read more »

Active pneumocystis pneumonia

My son was diagnosed with AIDS at the same time he came down with pneumocystis (disgnosed through bronchoscopy & samples). He was treated with Bactrim; when that produced no improvement, they started pentamidine, with Retrovir and Epivir. He is...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The 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 »
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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. 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 »
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 »
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 frequently seen AIDS-defining opportunistic 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 »

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PCP???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...does pcp manifest itself like allergies? I am having some trouble with what I think are allergies. They come and go but i dont think its Read more »