Patterns of morbidity and mortality in AIDS patients on Pneumocystis carinii prophylaxis who died during hospital admission: a report of 50 diseased patients.


BACKGROUND Since the introduction of prophylaxis against Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) the pattern of illnesses related to AIDS has changed. PCP prophylaxis may delay the first AIDS-defining illness (ADI) and shifts the clinical manifestations of AIDS to illnesses other than PCP. METHODS Morbidity and mortality patterns were studied of the first 50… (More)


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