Pneumocystis pneumonia

Overview

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.

Symptoms

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

Treatments

It's treated with antibiotics.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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