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Pneumocystis jiroveci Pneumonia A Common Opportunistic Infection in HIV Patients

Pneumocystis jiroveci Pneumonia A Common Opportunistic Infection in HIV Patients

Pneumocystis jiroveci Pneumonia A Common Opportunistic Infection in HIV Patients

Kristen Zeitler, PharmD, BCPS
Kristen Zeitler, PharmD, BCPS
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Launch date: 13 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 14 Mar 2017

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Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. Formerly known as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, it is still commonly abbreviated as PCP. Before the 1980s, there were less than 100 cases of PCP reported annually in the United States; by the end of that decade, well over 100,000 cases of PCP were reported. The occurrence of PCP has significantly decreased with the use of highly active anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and prophylaxis. Despite this, PCP still remains the most frequent opportunistic lung infection in patients with HIV. If PCP is suspected, empirical treatment should begin immediately as mortality is almost 100% if untreated.

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The goal of this course is to educate pharmacists, physicians, and health educators about the clinical presentation, extrapulmonary manifestations, and treatment/prophylaxis of PCP. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
Discuss the epidemiology of PCP in patients with HIV
Describe the clinical presentation and means of diagnosis of PCP
List the drugs used for treatment and prophylaxis of PCP in patients with HIV
Kristen Zeitler, PharmD, BCPS

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Kristen Zeitler, PharmD, BCPS
on behalf of OnCourse Learning

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 75
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    Reference: 0513-0000-16-078-H02-P

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