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PATHOGENS

  • Pneumocystis jiroveci or jirovecii (formerly P. carinii), a fungal organism previously classified as a protozoan
  • Ubiquitous organism, respiratory transmission.
  • Active cases due to both reactivation of old and acquisition of new infection.

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Last updated: March 13, 2012