Pneumocystis

Pneumocystis: Pneumocystis jiroveci (previously classified as Pneumocystis carinii), the fungus that causes pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP). Pneumocystis jiroveci is found worldwide, in humans and animals. Serologic evidence indicates that most healthy children have been exposed to it by age 3 to 4. Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) occurs in immunosuppres...
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Pneumocystis

(noo″mo-sis´tis) a genus of yeastlike fungi. P. jirove´ci is the causative agent of pneumocystis pneumonia.
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Pneumocystis

Type: Term Pronunciation: nū-mō-sis′tis Definitions: 1. A fungus of the Ascomycetes class that has morphologic similarities to the protozoa. Pneumocystis carinii causes pulmonary infection in rats.
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