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Volume 13, Number 2—February 2007

Dispatch

Pneumocystis Pneumonia in HIV-positive Adults, Malawi1

Joep J.G. van Oosterhout*, Miriam K. Laufer†, M. Arantza Perez*, Stephen M. Graham*, Nelson Chimbiya*, Phillip C. Thesing*, Miriam J. Álvarez-Martinez‡, Paul E. Wilson‡, Maganizo Chagomerana*, Eduard E. Zijlstra*, Terrie E. Taylor*§, Christopher V. Plowe†Comments to Author , and Steven R Meshnick‡
Author affiliations: *University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi;; †University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; ‡University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; §Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA;

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Table 1

Baseline characteristics of study participants at enrollment, Malawi, 2002–2004*

CharacteristicNo. episodesPYO
CD4 (cells/mm3)
0–9912583
100–199159145
200–499271268
>5007775
Missing at enrollment2819
HIV clinical stage†
I267255
II191190
III160120
IV4225
Total660591

*PYO, person-years of observation (based on enrollment characteristics).
†As defined by World Health Organization criteria.

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1Data from this study were presented in part at 9th College of Medicine Research Dissemination Conference, Blantyre, Malawi, 12 Nov 2005 (abstract DCON/05/44), and XV International AIDS Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 11–16 Jul 2004 (abstract MoPeB3198).

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