A M Cairns-Bazarian

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This case illustrates an unusual cause of respiratory distress in the pediatric population. A high degree of suspicion is necessary to make the diagnosis of plastic bronchitis. Wheezing and cough will lead to the diagnosis of reactive airway disease and/or foreign body aspiration. Chest radiographs may yield additional information, but the diagnosis is made(More)
BACKGROUND Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia is a common opportunistic infection in pediatric acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Mortality rates of 34% have been reported for the acute infection, with much higher mortality rates occurring in the presence of respiratory failure. Corticosteroids reduce the morbidity and mortality in adults with AIDS and(More)
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