pneumocystis pneumonia

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pneu•mo•cys′tis pneumo′nia

(ˌnu məˈsɪs tɪs, ˌnyu-)

n.
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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In some low-income countries, tuberculosis and pneumocystosis are still the most frequent pulmonary complications in HIV/AIDS patients.
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1) Although extrapulmonary pneumocystosis has become more prevalent with the increase of immunocompromised hosts and occurrence of HIV infection and use of pentamidine, gastrointestinal P jiroveci infection with no evidence of pulmonary infection is extremely rare.
1) showed the presence of Pneumocystis cysts confirming a diagnosis of otic pneumocystosis.
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Los especialistas de Atlanta concluian con este comentario: "Todos estas observaciones sugieren la posibilidad de un disfuncionamiento de la inmunidad celular ligado a una exposicion comun de predispone a los individuos a las infecciones del momento, como la pneumocystosis y la candidose".
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