Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome- Taiwan

Taiwan Adventist Hospital

1986 Vol.2 NO.12

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On October 21, 1986, a 38 year-old American male homosexual was hospitalized at the Taiwan Adventist Hospital with fever, chills, and dyspnea of 24 hours duration. On physical examination, the patient was thin, cyanotic, and appeared both chronically and acute1 ill. Chest auscultation revealed bilateral rales. A chest x-ray showed diffuse infiltrates in all lung fields. Bronchoscopy yielded no diagnosis, however, an open king bi-opsy showed Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). Treatment with