Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia prophylaxis during pregnancy.

  title={Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia prophylaxis during pregnancy.},
  author={Rita T Connelly and D L Lourwood},
  volume={14 4},
The frequency of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among pregnant women is increasing. Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) is the most common opportunistic infection in HIV-infected patients, and prophylaxis is an important part of decreasing morbidity. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX), pentamidine, and dapsone, alone or in combination with pyrimethamine, are the most commonly used drugs for PCP prophylaxis in the nonpregnant HIV-infected population. Trimethoprim… CONTINUE READING