The Risk of Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia

James J. Goedert, James M. Felser, Ann M. Labriola, Frederick M. Hecht, John Phair, Alvaro Muñoz, Alfred Saah, Roger Detels, Richard Kaslow, Charles Rinaldo

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To the Editor: Phair and colleagues (Jan. 18 issue)1 are to be complimented on their presentation of rates and markers of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study of homosexual men with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infections. We, too, noted that P. carinii pneumonia was strongly related to very low CD4+ cell counts, the presence of fever, and the presence of weight loss.2 In the three years since the publication of our study, zidovudine has become available. This highly effective drug could have had a large effect on acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) risk assessments based on…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1607-1608
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number22
StatePublished - May 31 1990
Externally publishedYes

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