pneumocystis pneumonia(redirected from Pneumocystis Infections)
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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)
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|Noun||1.||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