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J R Soc Med. 1990 January; 83(1): 18–19.
PMCID: PMC1292457

Domiciliary nebulized pentamidine for secondary prophylaxis against Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.


The viability of a programme for delivering aerosolized pentamidine within the patient's home setting for the secondary prophylaxis of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) has been explored with seven homosexual AIDS patients, the major objectives being the assessment of the safety and acceptability of the treatment and the discovery of the most suitable care setting (home, ward, outpatient clinic) for the administration of therapy. It is concluded that a domiciliary prophylaxis programme is a viable alternative.

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