Pneumothorax in AIDS Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Pneumothorax

abstract

  • Patients with AIDS at the highest risk for developing pneumothorax are those with a history of P. carinii pneumonia who are receiving aerosol pentamidine prophylaxis but who nevertheless develop P. carinii pneumonia. The benefits of aerosol pentamidine prophylaxis in these patients far outweigh this risk. Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia should be considered as the most likely diagnosis in any patient with AIDS who develops a pneumothorax.

publication date

  • March 15, 1991

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 1994791

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 455

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 114

number

  • 6