Pneumocystis carinii infection in the HIV-seropositive patient.


In this article, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) in persons with AIDS is described with regard to its epidemiology, pathogenesis, presentation, treatment, and prophylaxis. The changing epidemiologic patterns of PCP from 1981 to 1993 are diagrammed. Atypical and classical presentations of pre-AIDS, including extrapulmonary Pneumocystis, are discussed… (More)