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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Upholds itself as one of the main AIDS defining diseases, topping pneumonia caused by Pneumocystis jiroveci since 2001 (17).
Bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage resulted in negative cultures and negative cytological examination for malignancy and Pneumocystis jiroveci.
HRCT-features of pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia and their evolution before and after treatment in non-HIV immunocompromised patients.
Bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage was performed, with bacterial, fungal, Pneumocystis jiroveci, and tuberculosis cultures being negative.
In children (especially HIV-infected children) with acute severe respiratory disease requiring endotracheal intubation and ventilation, a number of pathogens (including Pneumocystis jiroveci and cytomegalovirus (CMV)) have been isolated.
Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia and pneumomediastinum in an anti-TNFalpha naive patient with ulcerative colitis.
Fungal infections with Cryptococcus, Pneumocystis jiroveci, Candida are common in both HIV and ICL.
Finally, vertebral lesion biopsy and aspiration of splenic lesion were performed and pathology revealed Pneumocystis jiroveci suggestive of extra-pulmonary Pneumocystis infection.
Opportunistic infections are also seen, such as Candidiasis, cryptococ-cal meningitis, Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia, invasive aspergillosis, and tuberculosis (TB) (5-8).
5,10] This assay is also positive in patients with Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia.
2) Focal uptake usually indicates bacterial pneumonia, whereas diffuse pulmonary uptake of Ga-67 is associated with Pneumocystis jiroveci.