Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia associated with profound lymphopenia and abnormal T-lymphocyte subset ratios during treatment for early-stage breast carcinoma.

@article{Brunvand1991PneumocystisCP,
  title={Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia associated with profound lymphopenia and abnormal T-lymphocyte subset ratios during treatment for early-stage breast carcinoma.},
  author={M W Brunvand and Carolyn Collins and Robert B. Livingston and Ganesh Raghu},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1991},
  volume={67 9},
  pages={2407-9}
}
Two women with Stage II breast carcinoma treated with lumpectomy followed by breast irradiation and adjuvant chemotherapy developed Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia while receiving cytotoxic chemotherapy. Neither woman had evidence of immunosuppression before therapy. They both had profound lymphopenia, reversed CD4/CD8 ratios, and normal peripheral blood… CONTINUE READING