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Arch Dis Child 93:545 doi:10.1136/adc.2006.105890
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Children with Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia and acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure admitted to a PICU, Durban, South Africa

  1. P M Jeena,
  2. B Bobat,
  3. S A Thula,
  4. M Adhikari
  1. Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
  1. Dr Prakash M Jeena, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Congella, Durban 4013, South Africa; jeena{at}ukzn.ac.za

    Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PcP) is placing increasing demands on the limited paediatric intensive care resources in developing countries.1 Despite mechanical ventilation, the short term outcomes of these cases remain poor.2 3 To help rationally allocate scarce resources, we retrospectively evaluated the short and medium term survival of children with PcP admitted to a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) over the 3-year period 2000–2002 with a view to identifying prognostic factors for a poor outcome.

    Cases of PcP …

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