Early predictors of in-hospital mortality for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

@article{Kales1987EarlyPO,
  title={Early predictors of in-hospital mortality for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.},
  author={C P Kales and John R. Murren and R. A. de Torres and John A. Crocco},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1987},
  volume={147 8},
  pages={1413-7}
}
One hundred forty-five patients were initially seen with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). Of the many features examined, several variables were identified early in the hospitalization for PCP that were associated with poor survival. These included multiple admissions, leukocytoses, elevated serum lactate dehydrogenase levels, decreased arterial oxygen pressure (tension), decreased arterial carbon dioxide pressure (tension), and decreased serum albumin levels. Variables that were associated… CONTINUE READING

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