Pneumocystis carinii in children with severe pneumonia at Mulago Hospital, Uganda.


The prevalence of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), its clinical and radiological features and the outcome in 121 children aged 2-60 months presenting with severe pneumonia over a 2-month period at Mulago Hospital, Kampala are described. Children presenting with severe pneumonia had sputum induction using 3% hypertonic saline. The sputum was stained… (More)


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