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.
The other different diagnoses are as follows- cryptococcal meningitis in 6% patients, cryptosporidium diarrhoea in 10% patients and pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in 16% patients and cerebral toxoplasmosis in 2% patients.
Serum(1-3) |3-D-glucan assay for discrimination between Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia and colonization.
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.
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.
Radiological features of Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia in immunocompromised patients with and without AIDS.
Prognostic value of C-reactive protein in HIV-infected patients with Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia," International Journal of STD & AIDS, vol.
Finn et al (11) reported a case of a 65-year-old "grandfather" with COPD who was eventually diagnosed with Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia and subsequently found to be HIV-infected, with a CD4+ T-cell count of 5 cells/[mm.
The clinical manifestations of HIV infection in infants and children are varied and include lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, failure to thrive, oral candidiasis, chronic parotitis, chronic cough, generalized dermatitis, Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, recurrent bacterial infections, and wasting syndrome.
As there was persistent hypoxaemia with low-grade fever even after getting adequate antibiotic coverage, pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, or tuberculosis were considered and, on the 10th day of admission, oral cotrimoxazole was added.
The patient was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia.