Endotracheal lavage for the diagnosis of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in intubated patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome

J. P. Karpel, D. Prezant, D. Appel, G. Bezahler

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Abstract

The authors describe endotracheal lavage which is a simple, safe, and noninvasive technique to diagnose P. carinii pneumonia in 19 of 20 intubated patients with diffuse interstitial infiltrates on chest x-ray, who required mechanical ventilation, and who had a presumed diagnosis of AIDS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalCritical care medicine
Volume14
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

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  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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