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- Pneumococcal Bacteremia with Pneumonia (3)

Pneumococcal Bacteremia with Pneumonia (3)There were no significant differences in clinical presentation (Table 4) due to fever, productive cough, chest pain, and dyspnea among the three groups (x2).
Although there was no difference (AN OVA) in average white blood cell (WBC) count among the three groups (Table 4), four AIDS patients had WBC counts below 5,000 X10* L. AIDS patients 2, 6, 11, and 12 had average WBC counts of 800, 2,200, 1,100, and 3,100 X 10®/L, respectively; death secondary to septic shock occurred in patient 2. In the HIV-negative patient group, patients 1, 8, and 15 had low WBC counts of 2,900, 2,000, and 3,800, respectively. Patients 1 and 15 in this group died of septic shock; both also had significant liver disease. The LDH levels (Table 4) were not significantly different among the three groups (AN OVA).
There is a significant difference (x2) in the occurrence of unilateral and bilateral pneumonia in the three groups (Table 4). However, three AIDS patients had bilateral interstitial infiltrates and two of these patients had documented Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). Patient 1 (Table 1) had simultaneous pneumococcal pneumonia and PCP (bronchoscopy proven) and patient 3 was admitted to the hospital and treated for PCP (bronchoscopy proven).

June 30, 2013 Pulmonary function
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