Diagnosis of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in HIV antibody positive patients by simple outpatient assessments

D E Smith, A Forbes, S Davies, S E Barton, B G Gazzard

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Abstract

As increasing numbers of patients with immunosuppression induced by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) present with respiratory symptoms it is important to differentiate Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia from other chest diseases rapidly and start treatment early. The management of pneumocystis pneumonia could be improved if clinicians could diagnose this condition confidently on the basis of simple clinical assessments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1005-1009
Number of pages5
JournalThorax
Volume47
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1992

Keywords

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Diagnostic Tests, Routine
  • Exercise Test
  • Female
  • HIV Seropositivity
  • Humans
  • Lung
  • Male
  • Medical History Taking
  • Pneumonia, Pneumocystis
  • Prospective Studies
  • Sensitivity and Specificity

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