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Epidemiology, mortality and effectiveness of prophylaxis for Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia among rheumatic patients: a territory-wide study.

Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 2021 Nov 11;20(1):78. Epub 2021 Nov 11.

Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

Background: Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PJP) is an opportunistic infection affecting immunocompromised individuals. However, evidence regarding the burden and effectiveness of prophylaxis among rheumatic patients remains limited. Delineating the epidemiology and efficacy of prophylaxis among rheumatic patients is urgently needed. Read More

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November 2021

An Atypical (and Beautiful) Chest Computed Tomography of Pneumocystis jiroveci Pneumonia.

Gregory Wigger

Am J Med Sci 2022 01 30;363(1):e5. Epub 2021 Aug 30.

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, United States. Electronic address:

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January 2022

COVID-19-associated opportunistic infections: a snapshot on the current reports.

Clin Exp Med 2021 Aug 23. Epub 2021 Aug 23.

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.

Treatment of the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) remains a complicated challenge, especially among patients with severe disease. In recent studies, immunosuppressive therapy has shown promising results for control of the cytokine storm syndrome (CSS) in severe cases of COVID-19. However, it is well documented that immunosuppressive agents (e. Read More

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Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia with cytomegalovirus infection diagnosed by metagenomic next-generation sequencing in a patient with nephrotic syndrome: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Aug;100(31):e26842

Respiratory Department, Hangzhou TCM Hospital Affiliated to Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, China.

Introduction: Opportunistic infection with multiple pathogens currently has become less uncommon since the application of immunosuppressant or corticosteroid in non- Human immunodeficiency virus patients. However, the clinical diagnosis of the co-infection remains difficult since the uncertainty and deficiency of the microbiologic testing methods.

Patient Concerns: A 66-year-old male patient was admitted to our hospital with chest stuffiness, shortness of breath and elevated body temperature. Read More

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Application of Metagenomic Next-Generation Sequencing to Diagnose Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia in Kidney Transplantation Recipients.

Ann Transplant 2021 Jun 8;26:e931059. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Kidney Disease Center, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China (mainland).

BACKGROUND Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) is one of the common opportunistic infections diagnosed in kidney transplantation recipients. It is difficult to identify early by use of classic tools such as Grocott-Gomori stains and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS) is accurate, unbiased, and sensitive, and is promising in PJP diagnosis. Read More

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The Changing Landscape of Pneumocystis Jiroveci Infection in Kidney Transplant Recipients: Single-Center Experience of Late-Onset Pneumocystis Pneumonia.

Transplant Proc 2021 Jun 4;53(5):1576-1582. Epub 2021 May 4.

Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation Clinic, Laiko Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Medicine, Athens, Greece.

Background: Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP) is a life-threatening pulmonary infection after kidney transplantation (KTx). Its onset in the current era of modern immunosuppression and of routine use of universal PCP prophylaxis seems to differ from its onset in previous decades in terms of late onset with subtle clinical presentation, indicating a need for increased vigilance.

Methods: We retrospectively studied all KTx recipients from our center who underwent bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) between 2009 and 2018. Read More

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Using Routine Laboratory Markers and Immunological Indicators for Predicting Pneumonia in Immunocompromised Patients.

Front Immunol 2021 12;12:652383. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

Background: Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PJP) is the most common opportunistic infection in immunocompromised patients. The accurate prediction of PJP development in patients undergoing immunosuppressive therapy remains challenge.

Methods: Patients undergoing immunosuppressive treatment and with confirmed pneumocystis jiroveci infection were enrolled. Read More

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September 2021

Acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia with myelodysplastic syndrome and pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia: a case report.

Ann Palliat Med 2021 Jul 15;10(7):8396-8402. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, Clinical College of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China.

Acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia (AFOP) is an unusual pathological pattern which is characterized by intra-alveolar deposition of fibrin (fibrin ball) and organizing pneumonia in a scattered distribution, and the pathological diagnosis plays an irreplaceable role in the diagnosis. Most Patients cannot confirm etiology, till now, known etiology included connective tissue disease, infection, environmental and occupational exposure, drugs, organ transplant, and tumor. It can be divided into acute and subacute subtype according to the extent of progress. Read More

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Deposition of pentamidine analogues in the human body - spectroscopic and computational approaches.

Eur J Pharm Sci 2021 Jun 2;161:105779. Epub 2021 Mar 2.

Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Warsaw, Banacha 1, 02-097 Warsaw, Poland. Electronic address:

Bis-benzamidines are a diverse group of compounds with high potential in pharmacotherapy, and among them, pentamidine is a drug of great therapeutic significance in Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PJP) prophylaxis and therapy. Pharmacokinetic properties of these cationic species such as transport, acid/base equilibria, and interactions with potential target molecules are still of interest, especially for recently designed compounds. To broaden our knowledge drug-likeness, human serum albumin binding, and acidity constants (K) were experimentally and theoretically examined for five pentamidine analogues 1 - 5 with -NH-CO-chain-CO-NH-bridges of increasing length and O, N, and S atoms in the chain. Read More

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MANAGEMENT OF ENDOCRINE DISEASE: Cardiovascular risk assessment, thromboembolism, and infection prevention in Cushing's syndrome: a practical approach.

Eur J Endocrinol 2021 Apr 22;184(5):R207-R224. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

Departments of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition) and Neurological Surgery, and Pituitary Center, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Cushing's syndrome (CS) is associated with increased mortality that is driven by cardiovascular, thromboembolic, and infection complications. Although these events are expected to decrease during disease remission, incidence often transiently increases postoperatively and is not completely normalized in the long-term. It is important to diagnose and treat cardiovascular, thromboembolic, and infection complications concomitantly with CS treatment. Read More

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Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia, Nocardia brasiliensis, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis co-infection in a myasthenia gravis patient: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Jan;100(1):e24245

Department of Laboratory Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, China.

Rationale: Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder of the neuromuscular junctions that leads to fluctuating weakness and disabling fatigability. Due to difficulty in breathing caused by weakness of the respiratory muscles, patients with MG are more susceptible to pneumonia and other respiratory infections. As many patients with MG are given immunosuppressive therapy, this makes them more prone to infections. Read More

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January 2021

Of "Cotton Balls" and "Owl's eyes".

Malays J Pathol 2020 Dec;42(3):487-490

ABVIMS and Dr RML Hospital, Department of Pathology, New Delhi, India.

Report of a 3-month old girl child who died due to multi-systemic infection of cytomegalovirus (CMV) involving the lungs, liver and kidneys along with pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PJP). The mother of the child tested positive for CMV IgG and HIV with a very low CD4 count (160/ μl). Co-infection of cytomegalovirus and pneumocystis jiroveci always occurs in the setting of immunocompromise. Read More

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December 2020

Clinical features and treatment outcomes of human immunodeficiency virus-associated cryptococcal meningitis: a 2-year retrospective analysis.

Chin Med J (Engl) 2020 Dec;133(23):2787-2795

Department of Infection and Immunity, Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, Fudan University, Shanghai 201508, China.

Background: Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is one of the most common opportunistic infections caused by Cryptococcus neoformans in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients, and is complicated with significant morbidity and mortality. This study retrospectively analyzed the clinical features, characteristics, treatment, and outcomes of first-diagnosed HIV-associated CM after 2-years of follow-up.

Methods: Data from all patients (n = 101) of HIV-associated CM hospitalized in Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center from September 2013 to December 2016 were collected and analyzed using logistic regression to identify clinical and microbiological factors associated with mortality. Read More

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December 2020

Bilateral pleural masses in an immunocompromised patient.

BMJ Case Rep 2020 Nov 4;13(11). Epub 2020 Nov 4.

Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, Florida, USA.

We present a case of persistent pleural masses with mediastinal adenopathy in an immunocompromised patient initially biopsied, diagnosed and treated for pneumonia, ultimately requiring surgical thoracoscopy to diagnose pulmonary histoplasmosis. We discuss the diagnostic approach for pleural masses in immunocompromised patients, the limitations of tissue sampling, interpretation and methodology, and pitfalls of testing in making a pathogen-specific diagnosis. Read More

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November 2020

Aerodigestive adverse effects during intravenous pentamidine infusion for Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia prophylaxis.

Pediatr Blood Cancer 2021 01 26;68(1):e28714. Epub 2020 Sep 26.

Division of Hematology/Oncology, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan.

Aerodigestive adverse effects (AD-AE) during intravenous pentamidine (IV-P) infusion for Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia prophylaxis are uncommon in retrospective chart review studies. We conducted a survey in patients on IV-P, which included 31 specific questions. Twenty-five patients were included in the analysis; AD-AE were observed in 22 (88%) with recurrence of symptoms in 88% participants with subsequent infusions. Read More

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January 2021

Critical appraisal of the quality and content of clinical practice guidelines for pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PJP) prophylaxis using the AGREE II instrument.

J Clin Pharm Ther 2020 Dec 24;45(6):1325-1333. Epub 2020 Jul 24.

Department of Pharmacy, Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

What Is Known And Objective: Pneumocystis jiroveci (P jiroveci) is an important opportunistic fungus and causes pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PJP) in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). By using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE) II instrument, the objective of this study was to evaluate the quality of PJP prophylaxis clinical practice guidelines (CPGs), and to help develop, update or improve guideline.

Methods: A search was conducted for PJP prophylaxis CPGs using PubMed, Embase, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBM), WanFang data, VIP Database, Google and guideline websites (until 18 January 2020). Read More

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December 2020

Epidemiology of Pneumonia and (Non-)use of Prophylaxis.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2020 15;10:224. Epub 2020 May 15.

Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

pneumonia (PCP) is an AIDS-defining illness. In patients with HIV, the benefit of PCP prophylaxis is well-defined when the CD4 T-cell count decreases below 200 cells/μL. In other immunocompromised patients, the value of PCP prophylaxis is not always as well-established. Read More

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A Tale of 2 Pneumos: The Impact of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Exposure or Infection Status on Pediatric Nasopharyngeal Carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Pneumocystis jiroveci: A Nested Case Control Analysis From the Pneumonia Etiology Research In Child Health Study.

Clin Infect Dis 2021 03;72(6):1033-1041

Department of Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Background: The majority of pediatric human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases in Africa reflect maternal-to-child transmission. HIV exposed but uninfected (HEU) children have increased rates of morbidity and mortality when compared to HIV unexposed and uninfected (HUU) children. The mechanisms behind these unexpected trends are only partially understood but could be explained by the differences in the immune response to infections triggered by an altered immune system state. Read More

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Pneumocystis jiroveci.

Jay A Fishman

Semin Respir Crit Care Med 2020 02 30;41(1):141-157. Epub 2020 Jan 30.

Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

remains an important fungal pathogen in a broad range of immunocompromised hosts. The natural reservoir of infection remains unknown. Pneumonia (PJP) develops via airborne transmission or reactivation of inadequately treated infection. Read More

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February 2020

Sulfonamide desensitization in solid organ transplant recipients: A protocol-driven approach during the index transplant hospitalization.

Transpl Infect Dis 2019 Dec 15;21(6):e13191. Epub 2019 Nov 15.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA.

Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) is the first-line agent for Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PJP) prophylaxis for solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients because of its efficacy for this indication, extended antimicrobial coverage, and favorable cost. Reported sulfonamide allergy is not uncommon and often results in TMP-SMX avoidance. Desensitization offers an efficacious and cost-effective alternative to TMP-SMX avoidance. Read More

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December 2019

A retrospective study of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus combined with Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia treated with caspofungin and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Jun;98(23):e15997

Department of Rheumatology and Immunology.

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) complicated with Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP) is a clinical complex with unsatisfying treatment efficacy and poor prognosis which is difficult to be diagnosed at early stage. The present study aimed to investigate the clinical features of SLE with PCP, recognize the early onset indicating factors, and evaluate the treatment efficacy of combined caspofungin and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (coSMZ).We reviewed data of 9 patients admitted with SLE-PCP and treated with caspofungin combined with coSMZ at Tangshan Gongren Hospital from January 2013 to December 2017. Read More

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HIV adult with fever and shortness of breath: Influenza B misdiagnosed as Pneumocystis (carinii) jiroveci pneumonia (PCP).

IDCases 2019 27;17:e00543. Epub 2019 Apr 27.

Infectious Disease Division, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, New York, United States.

Clinical correlation is essential in assessing the relevance of the patient's history and physical findings in making a clinical presumptive diagnosis. False diagnostic associations may result in misdiagnosis. We present a case of an elderly female with HIV on HAART who presented with shortness of breath assumed to have Pneumocystis (carinii) jiroveci pneumonia (PCP) even though she had a clinical diagnosis of influenza B. Read More

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Pneumocystis jiroveci in solid organ transplantation: Guidelines from the American Society of Transplantation Infectious Diseases Community of Practice.

Clin Transplant 2019 09 1;33(9):e13587. Epub 2019 Jul 1.

Medicine, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Program for Immunocompromised Hosts, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

These updated guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Community of Practice of the American Society of Transplantation review the diagnosis, prevention, and management of Pneumocystis jiroveci fungal infection transplant recipients. Pneumonia (PJP) may develop via airborne transmission or reactivation of prior infection. Nosocomial clusters of infection have been described among transplant recipients. Read More

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September 2019

BAL fluid analysis in the identification of infectious agents in patients with hematological malignancies and pulmonary infiltrates.

Folia Microbiol (Praha) 2020 Feb 9;65(1):109-120. Epub 2019 May 9.

4th Department of Internal Medicine - Hematology, University Hospital Hradec Kralove and Faculty of Medicine Hradec Kralove, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

The present study aims to evaluate the diagnostic yield of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid in patients with hematological malignancies and describe the most common pathogens detected in BAL fluid (BALF.) An analysis of 480 BALF samples was performed in patients with hematological malignancies over a period of 7 years. The results of culture methods, PCR, and immunoenzymatic sandwich microplate assays for Aspergillus galactomannan (GM) in BALF were analyzed. Read More

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February 2020

Persistent hematogenous dissemination in pulmonary P. jiroveci infection.

Mycopathologia 2019 Jun 6;184(3):457-458. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

Infectious Diseases Division, Santa Maria della Misericordia University Hospital, Udine, Italy.

Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia in non-HIV patients is infrequent and characterized by atypical presentations and increased severity. Although hematogenous dissemination from the lungs can lead to extrapulmonary infections, isolation of oocysts from blood in human subjects has not been documented. We report a case of P. Read More

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Prevalence of Opportunistic Pathogens and Tubercle Bacilli in HIV-Infected Patients with Respiratory Infections in Yaounde, Cameroon.

AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 2019 05 14;35(5):428-429. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

1 Department of Virology and Centre Pasteur of Cameroon, Member of the International Network of Pasteur Institutes, Yaounde, Cameroon.

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Clinical Performance of (1,3) Beta-D Glucan for the Diagnosis of Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP) in Cancer Patients Tested With PCP Polymerase Chain Reaction.

Clin Infect Dis 2019 09;69(8):1303-1309

Infectious Diseases Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York.

Background: Serum (1,3)-beta-D glucan (BDG) is increasingly used to guide the management of suspected Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP). BDG lacks specificity for PCP, and its clinical performance in high-risk cancer patients has not been fully assessed. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for PCP detection is highly sensitive, but cannot differentiate between colonization and infection. Read More

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September 2019

Cytomegaloviral or Pneumonia Increases Mortality in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients with Pulmonary Hemorrhage: Evidence from Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid.

J Rheumatol 2019 03 1;46(3):251-258. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

From the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei City; Faculty of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan and Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei City, Taiwan.

Objective: To evaluate the role of cytomegaloviral or pneumonia (CMV/PJP) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with pulmonary hemorrhage (PH).

Methods: We retrospectively examined hospital records for 27 SLE patients with PH who received bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) analyses. Clinical profile and mortality rates were compared between groups with and without CMV/PJP. Read More

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[Clinical Features of Pneumocystis Jiroveci Pneumonia in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease].

Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao 2018 Aug;40(4):450-455

Department of Gastroenterology,PUMC Hospital,CAMS and PUMC,Beijing 100730,China.

Objective To investigate the clinical features of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) complicated with Pneumocystis Jiroveci Pneumonia (PJP). Methods We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 5 patients who were hospitalized in Peking Union Medical College Hospital from January 2012 to July 2017 for treatment of IBD complicated with PJP. Demographic characteristics,clinical manifestations,treatments,and outcomes were descriptively analyzed. Read More

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