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Pneumocystis Pneumonia
Jorge Alberto Carrillo-Bayona, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP)
              • Synonyms

                • Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia
              • Definitions

                • Life-threatening respiratory infection occurring in immunocompromised individuals
                  • e.g., human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, immunosuppressive therapy
                • Caused by fungus Pneumocystis jirovecii, formerly referred to as Pneumocystis carinii

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Microscopic Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                  • Treatment

                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                    • Consider

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Bienvenu AL et al: Pneumocystis pneumonia suspected cases in 604 non-HIV and HIV patients. Int J Infect Dis. 46:11-7, 2016
                                      2. Lu PX et al: Correlation between imaging features of Pneumocystis Jiroveci pneumonitis (PCP), CD(4) (+) T lymphocyte count, and plasma HIV viral load: A study in 50 consecutive AIDS patients. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2(2):124-9, 2012
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Pathology

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Abbreviations

                                                    • Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP)
                                                  • Synonyms

                                                    • Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Life-threatening respiratory infection occurring in immunocompromised individuals
                                                      • e.g., human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, immunosuppressive therapy
                                                    • Caused by fungus Pneumocystis jirovecii, formerly referred to as Pneumocystis carinii

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Radiographic Findings

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                            PATHOLOGY

                                                            • General Features

                                                              • Microscopic Features

                                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                • Presentation

                                                                  • Demographics

                                                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                      • Treatment

                                                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                        • Consider

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Bienvenu AL et al: Pneumocystis pneumonia suspected cases in 604 non-HIV and HIV patients. Int J Infect Dis. 46:11-7, 2016
                                                                          2. Lu PX et al: Correlation between imaging features of Pneumocystis Jiroveci pneumonitis (PCP), CD(4) (+) T lymphocyte count, and plasma HIV viral load: A study in 50 consecutive AIDS patients. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2(2):124-9, 2012