Pneumocystis pneumonia associated with human immunodeficiency virus.

@article{Miller2013PneumocystisPA,
  title={Pneumocystis pneumonia associated with human immunodeficiency virus.},
  author={Robert F. Miller and Laurence Huang and Peter D. Walzer},
  journal={Clinics in chest medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={229-41}
}
Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is caused by the yeastlike fungus Pneumocystis. Despite the widespread availability of specific anti-Pneumocystis prophylaxis and of combination antiretroviral therapy (ART), PCP remains a common AIDS-defining presentation. PCP is increasingly recognized among persons living in Africa. Pneumocystis cannot be cultured and bronchoalveolar lavage is the gold standard diagnostic test to diagnose PCP. Use of adjunctive biomarkers for diagnosis requires further evaluation… CONTINUE READING
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