Definition of pneumocystis in English:


Line breaks: pneumo|cys¦tis
Pronunciation: /ˌnjuːmə(ʊ)ˈsɪstɪs


[mass noun] Medicine
  • A parasitic protozoan that can cause fatal pneumonia in people affected with immunodeficiency disease.
    • Pneumocystis carinii, phylum Sporozoa
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    • Moreover, providing treatment to prevent vertical transmission of HIV could save the NHS money - for example, by preventing the need for emergency care of an unnecessarily HIV infected infant with pneumocystis pneumonia.
    • She would also be encouraged to begin prophylaxis for pneumocystis carinii pneumonia with Bactrim.
    • He confirms that the photographer was HIV-positive but noted that the pneumonia was not pneumocystis pneumonia, the type usually associated with HIV.

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