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Pneumocystis

 [noo″mo-sis´tis]
a genus of yeastlike fungi. P. cari´nii is the causative agent of interstitial plasma cell pneumonia.

Pneumocystis

(nū-mō-sis'tis),
A fungus of the Ascomycetes class that has morphologic similarities to the protozoa. Pneumocystis carinii causes pulmonary infection in rats.

Pneumocystis

/Pneu·mo·cys·tis/ (-sis´tis) a genus of yeastlike fungi. P. cari´nii is the causative agent of interstitial plasma cell pneumonia.

pneumocystis

(no͞o′mə-sĭs′tĭs, nyo͞o′-)
n.
Any of a group of fungi of the genus Pneumocystis, especially P. jirovecii, which causes pneumonia in immunocompromised individuals.

Pneu·mo·cys·tis

(nū'mō-sis'tis)
A fungus of the Ascomycetes class that has morphologic similarities to the protozoa.

Pneumocystis

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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Molecular epidemiology linking multihospital clusters of opportunistic Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia.
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However, the slow growth rate of Pneumocystis makes it unlikely that this case represents a nosocomial infection acquired from another patient during her brief hospitalization [11].
In contrast, those not using aerosolized pentamidine tended to have a localized Pneumocystis infection, often as their initial AIDS-defining infection.
7) Pneumocystis was confirmed ante mortem on sputum from 4 of the patients using the Giemsa stain; and (9) had organisms seen on histological samples.