Pneumocystis Infections

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022

Pneumocystis jirovecii is a little fungus that lives in the lungs of many individuals. Yet if you have a weakened immune system, the fungus can make you very sick. Once was the major cause of death for people with HIV/AIDS, pcp. See your physician right away if you have a damaged immune system and have these symptoms. To identify PCP, doctors use a microscopic lense to seek the fungus in an example of lung fluid or tissue. Some people who are at high risk of getting PCP might require to take prescription antibiotics to stop it.

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