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January 1973

Recurrent Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia in a Child With Hypogammaglobulinemia

Author Affiliations

Palo Alto, Calif
From the departments of medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases (Drs. Richman and Remington) and pediatrics (Dr. Zamvil), Stanford University School of Medicine, and the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases (Dr. Remington), Palo Alto Medical Research Foundation, Palo Alto, Calif.

Am J Dis Child. 1973;125(1):102-103. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1973.04160010068015

Three separate attacks of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia occurred in a child with congenital hypogammaglobulinemia. Each attack was documented by demonstration of the organism in material obtained from the patient's lungs. The data in this case suggest that the recurrence was due to the latent parasitism rather than reinfection.