Fact or fiction: does the non-HIV/AIDS immunosuppressed patient need Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia prophylaxis? An updated literature review.

@article{Grewal2009FactOF,
  title={Fact or fiction: does the non-HIV/AIDS immunosuppressed patient need Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia prophylaxis? An updated literature review.},
  author={Parbeer Grewal and Alain Brassard},
  journal={Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={308-12}
}
BACKGROUND Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PJP) is a potentially fatal fungal infection occurring in immunocompromised patients. OBJECTIVE To determine whether PJP prophylaxis is required in the non-human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) immunocompromised patient and, if so, the optimal prophylactic therapy. METHODS A thorough literature review, with the appropriate MeSH terms, was conducted using PubMed, Medline, and The Cochrane Database. A number of… CONTINUE READING