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Chart Review: Prophylaxis of Pneumocystis Pneumonia at a Large Metropolitan HIV Clinic

Amesh A. Adalja, Emanuel N. Vergis
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July 01, 2009
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P T 2009;34(7):389-390

MediMedia USA, Inc.
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Prophylaxis is imperative for Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP), an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Despite the availability of well-known prophylaxis guidelines and highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART), PCP remains a leading opportunistic infection and an AIDS-defining diagnosis.1 Several antimicrobial agents are effective as prophylaxis against this organism, and prescribing differences are largely influenced by reports of allergies.



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