Cyclosporine therapy and refractory Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. A potential association.

@article{Franson1987CyclosporineTA,
  title={Cyclosporine therapy and refractory Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. A potential association.},
  author={T R Franson and H Myron Kauffman and Mark B. Adams and Jacob Lemann and Elsa Cabrera and L J Hanacik},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={122 9},
  pages={1034-5}
}
In surveillance of 75 patients receiving renal transplants in 1984 at our institution, five cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia were detected. All five cases occurred in a subgroup of 11 patients who had received cyclosporine. A retrospective epidemiologic survey of the infected patients revealed all five were heterosexual white men with onset of Pneumocystis pneumonia two to six months after cadaveric transplantation. All received cyclosporine and corticosteroids, and four of five patients… CONTINUE READING

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