What is used as secondary prophylaxis against P carinii pneumonia (PCP) in patients with HIV infection?

Updated: Mar 09, 2021
  • Author: Justin R Hofmann, MD; Chief Editor: John Bartlett, MD  more...
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For P carinii pneumonia (PCP), the recommended secondary prophylaxis is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, a double-strength tablet orally daily (AI recommendation), until the CD4 count exceeds 200 cells/μL for 3 months (BII recommendation).


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