The use of aerosolized pentamidine for prophylaxis of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in children with leukemia.


We report our experience giving aerosolized pentamidine as prophylaxis for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) to 9 children (mean age, 7.33 years; range 3-17 years) with leukemia who were unable to tolerate trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) due to allergy or myelosuppression. The dose of pentamidine was modified for each child to correct for weight… (More)


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