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Pneumocystis Infections MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Pneumocystis Infections
Tree Number(s)
C01.150.703.770
Unique ID
D016720
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016720
Annotation
coordinate with precoordinated organ/disease term but consider more commonly PNEUMONIA, PNEUMOCYSTIS
Scope Note
Infections with species in the genus PNEUMOCYSTIS, a fungus causing interstitial plasma cell pneumonia (PNEUMONIA, PNEUMOCYSTIS) and other infections in humans and other MAMMALS. Immunocompromised patients, especially those with AIDS, are particularly susceptible to these infections. Extrapulmonary sites are rare but seen occasionally.
Entry Version
PNEUMOCYSTIS INFECT
Entry Term(s)
P carinii Infection
P jirovecii Infection
P. carinii Infection
P. jirovecii Infection
Pneumocystis carinii Infection
Pneumocystis carinii Infections
Pneumocystis jirovecii Infection
NLM Classification #
WC 450
Previous Indexing
Mycoses (1989-1991)
Pneumonia, Pneumocystis carinii (1966-1991)
Protozoan Infections (1985-1988)
Public MeSH Note
2004; see PNEUMOCYSTIS CARINII INFECTIONS 1992-2003
History Note
2004 (1992)
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/02/11
Revision Date
2020/05/27
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