Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in patients being registered for smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis in Malawi.

@article{Hargreaves2001PneumocystisCP,
  title={Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in patients being registered for smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis in Malawi.},
  author={Nicola J Hargreaves and O Kadzakumanja and S. J. Phiri and Chang Hoon Lee and Xiao-ping Tang and Felix M Salaniponi and Anthony D Harries and Stephen Bertel Squire},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2001},
  volume={95 4},
  pages={
          402-8
        }
}
The National TB Control Programme of Malawi registers and treats large numbers of patients with chronic cough for smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). Smear-negative PTB is diagnosed according to clinical and radiographic criteria, as mycobacterial cultures are not routinely available. In an area of high HIV seroprevalence there is a concern that other opportunistic infections apart from TB, such as Pneumocystis carinii, may be missed owing to lack of diagnostic facilities. The aims of… CONTINUE READING

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