Catherine F. Decker, Henry Masur*

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Although considered an organism of low virulence, Pneumocystis jiroveci is an important cause of pneumonia in immunocompromised hosts, especially those with hematologic malignancies, organ transplants, HIV infection, certain congenital immunodeficiencies, and those receiving potent immunosuppressive drugs [1-8]. As the population of immunosuppressed patients has grown, and as our ability to detect organisms in respiratory specimens has improved, more and more cases have been recognized in the period 1970-2000 [1-3]. Pneumocystis infections continue to cause morbidity and mortality among susceptible patients who do not receive chemoprophylaxis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEssentials of Clinical Mycology
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781441966407
ISBN (Print)9781441966391
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


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