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Pneumocystis Pneumonia

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by Martin JJ



Risk Factors

A weakened immune system can put you at risk for PCP. The immune system may be weakened in people who:
  • Have AIDS
  • Have cancer
  • Are getting treatment for cancer
  • Are using medications that may weaken the immune system such as steroids
  • You have had a PCP infection before



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Center for Infectious Diseases

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health



Canadian Health Network

Canadian HIV/AIDS Information Centre

The Lung Association



Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. American Fam Physician. [serial online] 1999;60. Available at: Accessed May 14, 2013.

Pneumocystis pneumonia. Dynamed website. Available at: Updated March 4, 2012. Accessed May 20, 2013.

Pneumocystis pneumonia. CDC website. Available at: Accessed May 20, 2013.


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