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Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia in Acute Lymphatic Leukaemia

Geoffrey Falkson, E.B. Van Eden, H.C. Falkson

Abstract


A case report of a patient who developed fatal pneumocystis pneumonia while in remission from acute lymphatic leukaemia is presented. Clinical and aetiological aspects of this rare infection are discussed. Attention is drawn to diagnostic pitfalls encountered in leukaemia.




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