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Pneumocystis carinii MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Pneumocystis carinii
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RDF Unique Identifier
infection: coordinate with probably PNEUMONIA, PNEUMOCYSTIS but if not of lungs, coordinate with PNEUMOCYSTIS INFECTIONS + precoordinated organ/disease term
Scope Note
The prototype species of PNEUMOCYSTIS infecting the laboratory rat. It was formerly called Pneumocystis carinii f. sp. carinii. Strains that infect humans and cause PNEUMOCYSTIS PNEUMONIA were originally classified as Pneumocystis jirovecii or Pneumocystis carinii f. sp. hominis.
Entry Term(s)
Pneumocystis carini
Pneumocystis carinii f. sp. carinii
Pneumocystis carinii f. sp. hominis
Pneumocystis carinii f. sp. ratti
Pneumocystis jiroveci
Pneumocystis jirovecii
Related Numbers
Previous Indexing
Pneumocystis carinii (1974-2003)
Protozoa (1968-1994)
Public MeSH Note
2004; see PNEUMOCYSTIS CARINII 1974-2003
History Note
2004; use PNEUMOCYSTIS 1974-2003
Date Established
Date of Entry
Revision Date
Pneumocystis carinii Preferred
Pneumocystis jirovecii Narrower
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