Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in a girl with a midbrain glioma.

Peters TR, Jennings MT, Crowe JE
Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2002 19 (2): 141-3

PMID: 11881789 · DOI:10.1080/08880010252825731

A 7-year-old girl with a midbrain glioma contracted Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) in the absence of cytotoxic or corticosteroid therapy. Gliomas are known to cause immunosuppression, and PCP prophylaxis should be considered for patients with these tumors.

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Brain Neoplasms Female Glioma Humans Immunocompromised Host Infant Mesencephalon Opportunistic Infections Pneumonia, Pneumocystis Treatment Outcome

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