pneumocystis carinii

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pneumocystis carinii:

see pneumoniapneumonia
, acute infection of one or both lungs that can be caused by a bacterium, usually Streptococcus pneumoniae (also called pneumococcus; see streptococcus), or by a virus, fungus, or other organism.
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Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in human immunodeficiency virus (HlV)-positive and HIV-negative immunocompromised patients.
Cytomegalovirus and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in children with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Imaging features of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.
Infections such as CMV and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia were revealed at the autopsy, which had not been treated and hence had progressed in their disease course.
The multifunctional folic acid synthesis FAS gene of Pneumocystis carinii encodes dihydroneopterin aldolase, hydroxy methyl dihydroneopterin pyrophosphokinase and dihydropteroate synthase.
In a similar study, Bastian and colleagues examined a cohort of randomly selected AIDS patients with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia sampled from 82 hospitals in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Raleigh-Durham (Bastian et al.
TB frequently occurs early in the course of HIV infection, often months to years before other opportunistic infections such as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.
Approved November 25, 1992 for the treatment of mild to moderate Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) in patients who are intolerant to Bactrim or Septra.
He came down with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia twice, landing in the hospital during the second bout.
Most important, doctors must begin giving these infants Bactrim, an antibiotic that prevents pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), which is often fatal.
Without a full roster of healthy T lymphocytes, the immune system will also lose the battle against microbes such as Pneumocystis carinii.