pneumocystis pneumonia

Peters, Michael
June 2004
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p615
Reference Entry
An encyclopedia entry for "pneumocystis pneumonia" is presented. It refers to a lung infection caused by pneumocystis carinii. It is an opportunistic infection that is dangerous to people with impaired resistance to infection. Some of its symptoms are fever, dry cough and shortness of breath. The diagnosis and treatment of the disease are noted.


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