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Pneumocystis pneumonia

Medical Mycology

Systemic Mycoses Caused by Opportunistic Fungi

  1. Melanie T. Cushion Professor

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0164

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Cushion, M. T. 2010. Pneumocystis pneumonia. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. University of Cincinnati, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine and the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    A Note About Nomenclature
  • 2
    History
  • 3
    The Organism
  • 4
    Host Range
  • 5
    Taxonomy and Phylogeny
  • 6
    In Vitro Propagation
  • 7
    Biochemistry and Metabolism
  • 8
    Pneumocystis Infection
  • 9
    Treatment
  • 10
    Epidemiology
  • 11
    Host Responses
  • 12
    Animal Models of Infection
  • 13
    Conclusions

Keywords:

  • Pneumocystis pneumonia;
  • species infecting human beings-Pneumocystis jirovecii;
  • administration of highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) targeting HIV infection;
  • Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP)-focus of medical attention;
  • Pneumocystis, eukaryotic fungal organisms in low number in lungs of mammalian hosts;
  • Expressed Sequence Tag (EST) portion of Genome Project;
  • Pneumocystis research and establishment of continuous in vitro propagation system;
  • polyamines, low molecular weight polycations-cell growth and differentiation regulation