pneumocystis pneumonia

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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)
[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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Infections by fungi, mycobacteria, Pneumocystis jiroveci, influenza, parainfluenza, adenovirus, enterovirus, rhinovirus, metapneumovirus, corona-virus, and bocavirus were ruled out after the analysis of bronchoalveolar lavage and diffuse bronchoscopic aspiration.
In the context of severe cellular immunosuppression with unfavorable clinical outcome under broad-spectrum anti-infective treatment, we switched the treatment to cover the main opportunistic infections (Pneumocystis jiroveci, disseminated Mycobacterium tuberculosis, or Mycobacterium avium complex).
Pneumocystis jiroveci, one of the most common causes of pneumonia in immunocompromised infant, is responsible for one-quarter of all pneumonia deaths in HIV-infected infants.
[6.] Kanne JP, Yandow DR, Meyer CA (2012) Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia: high-resolution CT findings in patients with and without HIV infection.
High prevalence of Pneumocystis jiroveci colonization among young HIV-infected patients.
There may be instances in which trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole should be used even early in pregnancy, such as to provide prophylaxis against Pneumocystis jiroveci infection in women with human immunodeficiency virus.
He presented to us for the first time in September 2016, when he was diagnosed with pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonitis (PJP) on transbronchial lung biopsy and successfully treated with co-trimoxazole and prednisolone.
BP fistula occurrence in AIDS patients is described in literature most commonly due to Pneumocystis jiroveci [9-11].
Not only opportunistic infections such as Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP), tuberculosis, and nontuberculous mycobacteriosis (NTM) have been observed in compromised hosts; general bacterial pneumonia and herpes zoster are also seen.
Some variables related to use and clinical follow up: presence of multiprofessional team, beyond nurses and physicians, Hepatitis B serum markers collection, TB and Pneumonia by Pneumocystis jiroveci prophylaxis, at the health care service where the patient was taken care of.