Pneumocystis jiroveci Pneumonia - 0513-0000-16-078-H02-P

Pneumocystis jiroveci Pneumonia

A Common Opportunistic Infection in HIV Patients

by Kristen Zeitler, PharmD, BCPS
0513-0000-16-078-H02-P
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This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy (1.00 Contact Hr)

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Summary:

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.

Objectives:

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
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
 
Type of Activity: Knowledge
 
Initial Release Date: 10/06/2016; Planned Expiration Date: 10/06/2019

Course Originally Released on: 1/16/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/30/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/6/2019

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Roger C - Monterey Park, CA  ·  May 14, 2017
Didn't seem to solidify how to diagnose PCP. Presented bloodwork first, which may or may not be useful, followed by sputum culture and imaging. Does PCP growth indicate positive diagnosis? Since it's fungal in nature, how long do cultures take to grow? Including images for CXR may be useful.
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Murray C - Mobile, AL  ·  Jan 19, 2017
learned a lot and it broadened my knowledge of HIV
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