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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
A retrospective study finds that the overall attack rate of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) in non-AIDS patients has not increased during the AIDS epidemic.
This finding argues against the fear that AIDS patients pose a threat to other immunocompromised patients.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), New York, New York, researchers Kent A. Sepkowitz et al. performed a 12-year retrospective review of non-AIDS-related PCP cases at their institution. They report their results in the February 12,1992, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (267:832-7).
Of the 142 cases …