TITLE

Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia in a 3-Month-Old Infant Receiving High-Dose Corticosteroid Therapy for Airway Hemangiomas

AUTHOR(S)
Aviles, Roger; Boyce, Thomas G.; Thompson, Dana M.
PUB. DATE
February 2004
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Feb2004, Vol. 79 Issue 2, p243
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Primary infection with Pneumocystis carinii usually occurs early in life, and young infants receiving prolonged treatment with high-dose corticosteroids may be at risk for the development of symptomatic disease. Prophylaxis with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole is safe and effective and should be considered for such infants, particularly those with underlying airway abnormalities. We describe a 3-month-old immunocompetent infant who developed severe P carinii pneumonia after 6 weeks of high-dose corticosteroid therapy for cervicofacial and airway hemangiomas. AIDS = acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; PCP = Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.
ACCESSION #
12136302

 

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