Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia


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Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia

[¦nü·mə¦sis·təs kə′rin·ē‚ī nu̇′mō·nyə]
(medicine)
A lung infection in humans caused by the protozoan Pneumocystis carinii. Also known as interstitial plasma-cell pneumonia.
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Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia: a comparison between patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and patients with other immunodeficiencies.
Mechanical ventilation for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia was the frequently diagnosed opportunistic infection in 268 (15.2%) children.
Dapsone-induced photosensitivity is very rare although dapsone being used in the treatment of leprosy for the last six decades and for prophylaxis of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia since the emergence of the HIV pandemic.
Like many HIV-positive patients, the man had a complicated history peppered with opportunistic infections, including Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, herpes zoster, and cytomegalovirus.
Even in the era of prophylaxis, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) continues to be the most common AIDS-defining diagnosis in the United States and other industrialized countries (3).
[4.] Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), by Michael Marco, http://www.aidsinfonyc.org/tag/comp/ois98/16.html
For example, it was determined that only 38 percent of patients with the diagnostic code for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (136.3) were infected with HIV.
Thus far, a poorly understood disorder of cellular immunity is believed to be responsible for the more than 634 cases of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and a rapidly growing number of cases of other unusual, often fatal, opportunistic infections and other cancers that have been reported to CDC during the last two years.
Table 1 Emergencies in HIV-infected people Emergencies related to HIV-therapy * Lactic acidosis * Abacavir hypersensitivity reaction * Indinavir-induced nephrolithiasis * Rash by NNRTI [right arrow] Maculopapular rash [right arrow] Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Emergencies related to opportunistic infections * Ocular emergencies [right arrow] Cytomegalovirus retinitis [right arrow] Varicella zoster * Pulmonary emergencies [right arrow] Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia [right arrow] Bacterial pneumonia * Central nervous system emergencies [right arrow] Cerebral toxoplasmosis [right arrow] Cryptococcal meningitis Emergencies related to immune reconstitution syndrome
Twenty years ago, on June 5, 1981, MMWR published a report of five cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among previously healthy young men in Los Angeles [1].