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1

pneumocystis pneumonia is cause by what?

fungus; Pneumocystis jirovecii (ascomycetes)

2

pneumocystis pneumonia is th most common disease is found in what patients?

AIDS patients

3

What type of people can be carriers of pneumocystis pneumonia ?

Healthy people

4

Pneumocystis pneumonia is what type of infection in people with severe immunodeficiency?

severe opportunistic infection

5

what are the symptoms of Pneumocystis pneumonia?

-Fever
-dry cough
-fatigue

6

Can Pneumocystis survive on its own in the environemnt?

No

7

How is Pneumocystis pneumonia transmitted?

Inhalation of droplets containing the fungus

8

How is pneumocystis pneumonia diagnosed?

-clinical and microscopic findings
-Chest X-ray
-use of florescent antibodies

9

How is Pneumocystis pneumonia treated?

with oral or I.V. trimethoprim and sulphamethoxazole

10

pneumocystis pneumonia does not responds to what treatment?

Does not respond to antimycotics