Fatal sepsis in an AIDS patient during therapy for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia

Piso, RJ; Rossi, M; Oehler, T; Nguyen, XM; Täuber, MG (2002). Fatal sepsis in an AIDS patient during therapy for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Infection, 30(5), pp. 314-6. Heidelberg: Springer-Medizin-Verlag 10.1007/s15010-002-1159-5

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The case of a patient with a newly diagnosed HIV infection and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia is presented. Despite treatment with high-dose trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX) and prednisone with initial improvement, the patient acutely deteriorated with severe acidosis and died on the 4th day of hospitalization. Cryptococcus neoformans grew the next day in broncheoalveolar lavage (BAL) and blood culture. As simultaneous presence of more than one opportunistic infection can occur in these patients, systematic workup for other common opportunistic infections must be performed.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases

UniBE Contributor:

Täuber, Martin G.

ISSN:

0300-8126

ISBN:

12382094

Publisher:

Springer-Medizin-Verlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:00

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:17

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s15010-002-1159-5

PubMed ID:

12382094

Web of Science ID:

000178702500013

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/25730 (FactScience: 60828)

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