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Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia

  • Alternative Names

    Pneumocystosis; PCP; Pneumocystis carinii


    Prevention

    Preventive therapy is recommended for:

    • Patients with AIDS who have CD4 counts below 200
    • Bone marrow transplant recipients
    • Organ transplant recipients
    • People who take long-term, high-dose corticosteroids
    • People who have had previous episodes of this infection

    References

    Feinberg JE. Pneumocystis pneumonia. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 362.