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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Empiric treatment was initiated for coccidioidomycosis, Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, tuberculosis, and bacterial sepsis with intravenous fluconazole; trimethoprimsulfamethoxazole with steroids; rifampin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol; and broad-spectrum antimicrobial drugs.
6] Giemsa stain was done for detection of Pneumocystis jirovecii in suspected patients.
2-4) Hospitalization due to chronic obstructive respiratory disease, lung cancer, and bacterial pneumonia has become more frequent than pulmonary infections due to Pneumocystis jirovecii, tuberculosis, and cytomegalovirus.
Fifteen of the patients with respiratory illness had community-acquired pneumonia, four had pulmonary tuberculosis (initially referred to the ICU as community-acquired pneumonia) and the other four had Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia.
She had rapid progression of interstitial pneumonitis complicated with Pneumocystis jirovecii and Aspergillus pneumonia with septic shock.
A boxed warning has been added to the PI to alert prescribers of the risk of serious infections with specific reference to Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) and Extension of the indication in CLL/SLL to include use in combination with ofatumumab in adult CLL/SLL patients upon relapse in patients for whom chemoimmunotherapy is not considered suitable.
Objective: To assess the predisposing immunocompromised states, administration of pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia prophylaxis, the disease course and outcomes of patients with pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia.
9] se mencionan tres casos: uno con neumonia por Pneumocystis jirovecii, otro con criptococosis del sistema nervioso central (SNC) y otro con histoplasmosis diseminada.
No obstante se sugiere una duracion prolongada de la profilaxis en pacientes con historia de CMV y Pneumocystis jirovecii por una probable asociacion.
Pneumocystosis: Pneumocystosis is caused by Pneumocystis jirovecii or a related Pneumocystis spp.
Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is an important and opportunistic pulmonary infection in Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) patients, which is caused by an odd fungus called Pneumocystis jirovecii, especially in AIDS patients with CD4[sup]+ T-cell < 0.