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Indications for Prophylaxis Against Pneumocystis Carinii in HIV Patient

Purpose:

To determine if a patient with HIV infection should receive chemoprophylaxis against Pneumocystis carinii.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology

Objective:

pharmacogenetics, comorbid conditions, prevention

ICD-10:

B20.6

Description:

Chemoprophylaxis can prevent Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) in patients immunocompromised due to HIV infection. This can be discontinued in patients with immune reconstitution following highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).

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