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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The patient was started on atovaquone for Pneumocystis jirovecii prophylaxis.
Cases of hepatitis B reactivation, blood clots in the lung or legs, and pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) have been reported.
Describe presentations of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, based on a prospective, multicenter observational study in France
High prevalence of dihydropteroate synthase mutations in Pneumocystis jirovecii isolated from patients with Pneumocystis pneumonia in South Africa.
The disease may mimic Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia with bilateral ground-glass opacification and reticulonodular infiltrate.
Bu grup ilaclarin kullanimi ile tuberkuloz, Pneumocystis jirovecii pnomonisi ve bakteriyel pnomoni-ler gorulebilmektedir (2).
After decades of debate, Pneumoncystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) has recently been reclassified as a fungal infection and renamed Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia.
MycAssay(TM) Pneumocystis, for the detection of infections caused by Pneumocystis jirovecii was launched earlier this year and further tests in the MycAssay(TM) series will also target critical fungal infections, such as Candida.
They all had one or more opportunistic infection, with the most common ones being pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, cryptococcal meningitis and serious bacterial infections.
In fact, the drugs have allowed many people to stop taking preventive therapy for AIDS-defining opportunistic infections such as Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia and mycobacterium avium complex.
A new chapter on infections caused by Pneumocystis jirovecii has been added.