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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 3

Incidence of Pneumocystis pneumonia (PcP) and other respiratory illnesses, Malawi, 2002–2004*

DiagnosisAll CD4 countsCD4 0–99/mm3CD4 100–199/mm3
No. eventsIncidence, % (95% CI)No. eventsIncidence, % (95% CI)No. eventsIncidence, % (95% CI)
Confirmed PcP61.0 (0.3–2.2)55.7 (1.9–13.4)10.6 (0.01–3.8)
Bacterial pneumonia†10217.3 (14.1–21.0)3540.2 (28.0–56.0)4228.6 (20.6–38.6)
Pulmonary tuberculosis518.6 (6.4–11.3)2023.0 (14.0–35.5)2517.0 (11.0–25.1)
Unspecified respiratory illness12721.5 (17.9–25.6)4652.9 (38.7–70.5)3825.9 (18.3–35.5)

*CI, confidence interval.
†Diagnosis based on new consolidations on a chest x–ray and response to antimicrobial drugs; includes cases with and without positive blood cultures.

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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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