Pneumocystis pneumonia


Pneumocystis pneumonia is a serious lung infection caused by the fungus Pneumocystis jiroveci People whose immune systems are weakened by cancer, HIV/AIDS, or an organ transplant are prone to this infection.


Dry cough, fever, and shortness of breath are symptoms. They may develop slowly in someone with AIDS.


It's treated with antibiotics.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017

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