pneumocystis pneumonia

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Related to pneumocystis pneumonia: cytomegalovirus, tuberculosis, toxoplasmosis, Pneumocystis jiroveci, Kaposi Sarcoma

pneu•mo•cys′tis pneumo′nia

(ˌnu məˈsɪs tɪs, ˌnyu-)

a rare form of pulmonary infection caused by the protozoan Pneumocystis carinii, occurring as an opportunistic disease in persons with impaired immune systems, as persons with AIDS.Abbr.: PCP Also called pneumocys′tis ca•ri′ni•i pneumo′nia (kəˈraɪ niˌaɪ)
[1980–85; pneumocystis < New Latin: genus name; see pneumo-, cyst]
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Noun1.pneumocystis pneumonia - pneumonia occurring in infants or in persons with impaired immune systems (as AIDS victims)
pneumonia - respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritants
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This stage is often complicated by an infection of the lung known as pneumocystis pneumonia, severe weight loss, a type of cancer known as Kaposi's sarcoma, or other AIDS-defining conditions, she added.
Prophylaxis of Pneumocystis pneumonia in immunocompromised non-HIV-infected patients: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
These diseases include pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP), tuberculosis and toxoplasmosis.
The most common underlying causes of death in HIV-positive pregnant women were tuberculosis, pneumonia, pneumocystis pneumonia and meningitis.
Two case series explore common complications of advanced HIV disease, including CMV retinitis (Laher), suggesting reasonable outcomes despite the absence of systemic therapy, and Pneumocystis pneumonia (Shaddock), providing evidence for lung fibrosis in individuals with advanced disease requiring ventilation.
Indeed, this year - June 5th, to be precise--marks the 30th anniversary of the first published article describing an increased incidence of pneumocystis pneumonia in previously fit young men living in the United States [1].
But times have changed hugely since 1981 when doctors in the United States became aware of HIV/AIDS after noticing a sudden increase in rare diseases such as Kaposi's sarcoma and pneumocystis pneumonia.
3], or they developed Pneumocystis pneumonia, or another AIDS-related event.
is attributed to the June 5, 1981, report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describing the unusual occurrence of Pneumocystis pneumonia in five homosexual men in Los Angeles.
Besides opening a new avenue for research on Pneumocystis pneumonia or PCP, caused by the fungus Pneumocystis jirovecii, the work with mice also offers the possibility of manipulating immune cells called macrophages to improve treatment of infections.
Consensus statement on the use of adjunctive therapy for Pneumocystis pneumonia in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
She confirmed that her former boyfriend indeed tested positive for HIV/AIDS, but disputed the claim that she told the doctor that she had suffered bouts of Pneumocystis pneumonia.