Flashcards in pneumocysitis pneumonia Deck (10):
pneumocystis pneumonia is cause by what?
fungus; Pneumocystis jirovecii (ascomycetes)
pneumocystis pneumonia is th most common disease is found in what patients?
What type of people can be carriers of pneumocystis pneumonia ?
Pneumocystis pneumonia is what type of infection in people with severe immunodeficiency?
severe opportunistic infection
what are the symptoms of Pneumocystis pneumonia?
Can Pneumocystis survive on its own in the environemnt?
How is Pneumocystis pneumonia transmitted?
Inhalation of droplets containing the fungus
How is pneumocystis pneumonia diagnosed?
-clinical and microscopic findings
-use of florescent antibodies
How is Pneumocystis pneumonia treated?
with oral or I.V. trimethoprim and sulphamethoxazole