Serum lactic dehydrogenase predicts mortality in patients with AIDS and Pneumocystis pneumonia.

@article{Lipman1988SerumLD,
  title={Serum lactic dehydrogenase predicts mortality in patients with AIDS and Pneumocystis pneumonia.},
  author={Mark Bagnoli Barton L. Lipman and Eric Goldstein},
  journal={The Western journal of medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={149 4},
  pages={486-7}
}
Serum lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) activity was compared with mortality in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia during the first four days of admission to assess the test's predictive value. In 30 admissions, 29 patients who survived an episode of Pneumocystis pneumonia had a mean LDH value of 385 IU, with five values greater than 520 IU. Eight with pneumonia who died had a mean value of 926 IU: all had values higher than 520 IU. The mean… CONTINUE READING