Pneumocystis carinii

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Pneumocystis carinii

former name for Pneumocystis jiroveci (q.v.).

Pneumocystis carinii

Pneumocystosis Infectious disease An opportunistic 'bug' causing pneumonia–PCP in immunocompromised hosts–eg, with AIDS, leukemia, lymphoma, organ transplants, corticosteroid therapy, cytotoxic drugs, the elderly Diagnosis GMS staining of tissues; P carinii also causes otic infection and choroiditis Prophylaxis In advanced HIV infection, aerosolized pentamidine, T-S, and high-dose dapsone are equally effective; the latter 2 are superior in Pts with < 100 CD4+/mm3 Treatment T-S, manipulation of inflammatory response, and immune enhancement pentamidine, atovaquone, trimetrexate glucuronate

Pneu·mo·cys·tis ca·rin·i·i

(PC) (nū-mō-siśtis kă-rī-nē-ī)
Former name for Pneumocystis jiroveci (q.v.).


a genus of organisms of uncertain status, but considered to be protozoa.

Pneumocystis carinii
the causative agent of interstitial plasma cell pneumonia in humans and immunocompromised Arab foals and dogs.
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Management and outcome patterns for adult Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, 1985 to 1995: comparison of HIV-associated cases to other immunocompromised states.
Thin-walled cavities, cysts, and pneumothorax in Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia: Further observations with histopathologic correlation.
Saito, "Analysis of cellular response and gamma interferon synthesis in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and lung homogenate of mice infected with Pneumocystis carinii," Microbiology and Immunology, vol.
Extrapulmonary Pneumocystis carinii infection in an AIDS patient: a case report.
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.
Roentgenograph^ patterns of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in 104 patients with AIDS.
Neutrophils, macrophages, and plasma cells were detected around the collections of Pneumocystis carinii.
Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in patients in the developing world who have acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Oficialmente, se refiere que la era del sindrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida (sida) comenzo el 5 de junio de 1981, cuando el Centro para el Control y Prevencion de Enfermedades de los Estados Unidos informo de cinco casos de neumonia por Pneumocystis carinii y, posteriormente de varios casos de un tipo de cancer en la piel, el sarcoma de Kaposi.