Pneumocystis jiroveci causes pneumonia primarily in immunocompromised patients.
The fungus that causes this pneumonia in humans was previously called Pneumocystis carinii.
The name was...
Subacute onset over several weeks
Progressively worsening dyspnea
Cough: nonproductive or productive of clear sputum
Low-grade fever, chills
In patients with PCP who do not have AIDS, the typical duration of therapy is 14 days.
Treatment of PCP in p...
Benson CA, Kaplan JE, Masur H, et al; for the National Institutes of Health and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Treating opportunistic infections among HIV-infected adul...
415125002 Pneumocystosis jiroveci pneumonia (disorder)
420403001 Pneumocystosis associated with AIDS
Colonization with P. jiroveci is common in the pediatric population.
PCP only occurs in immunocompromised patients.
Patients with HIV are at risk once their CD4 count is <200 cells/μL...
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