Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A severe lung infection caused by the parasitic protozoan Pneumocystis carinii and affecting primarily individuals with an immunodeficiency disease, such as AIDS. Also called pneumocystis pneumonia.

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  • n. An infection of the lungs by the parasitic protozoan Pneumocystis carinii

Etymologies

From New Latin Pneumocystis, genus name : pneumo- + New Latin cystis, cyst; see cyst.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Twenty-five have suffered symptoms, but only 13 have developed "AIDS-defining" illnesses such as pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.

    Aids Or Chronic Fatigue?

  • On June 5, 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports a cluster of pneumocystis in five homosexual men in Los Angeles.

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  • AIDS patients who survive early bouts with pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and other once lethal infections are now falling prey to an array of other maladies.

    Aids The Next Ten Years

  • Shortly after returning to Antwerp, Piot read a report from Los Angeles describing five young men -- all "active homosexuals" -- who'd suffered months of thrush, fevers and weight loss before dying of pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.

    The Life of a Virus Hunter

  • In February 1987, Chalk was hospitalized with pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and was diagnosed as having AIDS.

    Law In The Health and Human Services

  • The boy has a recent history of multiple infections and there was pneumocystis swimming around in his blood so we put him in Laminar Flow, planned to keep him there for the first course of chemo, and then check how the immune system was working.

    Blood Test

  • The first federal announcement, 30 years ago this week, concerned "five young men, all active homosexuals," with pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, or P.C.P., a disease "almost exclusively limited to severely immunosuppressed patients."

    NYT > Global Home

  • Concomitant use of d,l-leucovorin with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in HIV patients was associated with increased rates of treatment failure in a placebo-controlled study.

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  • Half the couples were randomized for the infected member to begin receiving a cocktail of anti-AIDS drugs immediately, and half had treatment deferred until the patient's CD4 count fell below 350 or he or she developed an AIDS-defining complication, such as pneumocystis pneumonia.

    latimes.com - News

  • During her first year on the job, a patient was in and out of the hospital with pneumocystis pneumonia, once the major killer of HIV patients.

    Baltimore City Paper

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