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Drug of choice in pneumocystis carinii pneumonia:

 # Drug of choice in pneumocystis carinii pneumonia:
a) Pentamidine
b) Zidovudine
c) Ciprofloxacin
d) Cotrimoxazole




The correct answer is D. Cotrimoxazole.

Legionnaire's pneumonia -Pneumonia in association with high fever, confusion and diarrhea suggests

Cotrimoxazole, Clindamycin - Drug of choice for atypical pneumonia caused by pneumocystis carini

Clarithromycin, Flucloxacillin - Drug of choice for community acquired pneumonia

Gram negative bacilli - Most common micro organisms isolated from the patients with nosocomial pneumonias

Mycoplasma, Chlamydia, pneumocystis carinii and viral infections -Causes of atypical pneumonia

Streptococcus pneumonia (or) Pneumococcus pneumonia - Most common cause of community acquired pneumonia is

Doxycycline, Erythromycin - Drugs used for treatment of atypical pneumonia caused by Chlamydia

Erythromycin, Clarithromycin - Drug of choice for atypical pneumonia caused by mycoplasma


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