[Diagnosis of pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in AIDS patients].

  title={[Diagnosis of pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in AIDS patients].},
  author={Christian Armbruster and Andreas R. Hassl and Stefan Kriwanek},
  journal={Wiener klinische Wochenschrift},
  volume={110 17},
BACKGROUND Based on the changing disease pattern of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) associated pulmonary complications we conducted a prospective study in order to compare the value of laboratory tests in patients with Pneumocystis (P.) carinii pneumonia (PCP) and other pulmonary complications and of different identification methods of P. carinii in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) in PCP patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS In 217 HIV-1-infected patients we evaluated the following parameters… CONTINUE READING