13. Pneumocystosis

  1. Errol Reiss1,
  2. H. Jean Shadomy2 and
  3. G. Marshall Lyon III3

Published Online: 7 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118101773.ch13

Fundamental Medical Mycology

Fundamental Medical Mycology

How to Cite

Reiss, E., Shadomy, H. J. and Lyon, G. M. (2011) Pneumocystosis, in Fundamental Medical Mycology, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118101773.ch13

Author Information

  1. 1

    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 14 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470177914

Online ISBN: 9781118101773

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Keywords:

  • pneumocystosis;
  • PCP, immunosuppressed;
  • Pneumocystis species, host specificity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Pneumocystosis-at-a-Glance

  • Introduction/Disease Definition

  • Case Presentation

  • Etiologic Agent

  • Geographic Distribution/Ecologic Niche

  • Epidemiology

  • Risk Groups/Factors

  • Transmission

  • Determinants of Pathogenicity

  • Clinical Forms

  • Therapy

  • Laboratory Detection, Recovery, and Identification

  • Selected References for Pneumocystosis

  • Questions