The medical records of patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome were reviewed to evaluate the effect of our adoption to the pediatric population of the National Institutes of Health recommendation for adjunctive corticosteroid therapy in adults with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. In 21 episodes of P. carinii-related respiratory failure, only adjunctive corticosteroids were associated with a significant improvement in survival to successful removal of the tracheal tube, from a historical rate of 11% to 91%. (J P EDIATR 1995;126:821-4).
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health