Annals of Hematology

, Volume 92, Issue 11, pp 1569–1570 | Cite as

Concerns regarding data supporting recent Pneumocystis jirovecii prophylaxis guidelines

  • John F. SeymourEmail author
Letter to the Editor


Nucleoside Nucleoside Analogue Cladribine Primary Prophylaxis Immunocompromised Host 
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Conflict of interest

The author declares that he has no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of HaematologyPeter MacCallum Cancer CentreEast MelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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