Pneumocystis carinii

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A common and usually innocuous microorganism that causes a serious, often ultimately fatal, disease described as opportunistic infection in immunocompromised individuals, typically persons infected with HIV, in whom Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia is common. See http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dpd/parasites/pneumocystis/default.htm for details.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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