Pneumocystis carinii

Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia in Patients with Hematological Malignancies in an ICU

Objective. To determine causative agents of hospitalacquired pneumonia (HAP), their incidence rates, and susceptibility to antimicrobial agents in patients with hematological malignancies in an intensive care unit (ICU). Materials and Methods. Broncho-alveolar lavage (BAL) specimens obtained from oncohaematologic patients with pneumonia hospitalized to the ICU between December 2009 and December 2010 were retrospectively studied. Results. A total of 142 BAL specimens were obtained from 72 hospitalized patients aged of 19 to 86 years.

Clinical Features and Course of Pneumocystis Pneumonia in Non-HIV Patients

As a result of the increase in the number of diseases and conditions that are leading to secondary immunodeficiency, the problem of severe opportunistic infections becoming more and more actual.In the present article authors have described and …