Protists as opportunistic pathogens: public health impact in the 1990s and beyond.

@article{Kaplan2000ProtistsAO,
  title={Protists as opportunistic pathogens: public health impact in the 1990s and beyond.},
  author={Jonathan E. Kaplan and Jeffrey L. Jones and Clare A. Dykewicz},
  journal={The Journal of eukaryotic microbiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={15-20}
}
Protist organisms (protozoa and fungi) have become increasingly prominent as opportunistic pathogens among persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and among organ transplant recipients--two immunocompromised populations that have increased dramatically in the past two decades. Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia continues to be the most common serious opportunistic infection (OI) among HIV-infected persons in the United States, occurring frequently among persons not previously… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, results, connections, and topics extracted from this paper.
7 Extracted Citations
0 Extracted References
Similar Papers

Citing Papers

Publications influenced by this paper.

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…