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Author Topic: Pneumocistosis not carinii??  (Read 3081 times)

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Offline HOPPE

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Pneumocistosis not carinii??
« on: November 28, 2009, 01:25:49 PM »
hi there

I was diagnosed last july in the hospital when I was in pneumocistosis pulmonia....

reading my papers i can read than the test of rechearching of carinii bacteria was negative ...

but the diagnosis was pneumocistosis pulmonia...

is it posible? what is pneumocistosis and the why is it diferent of the pneumonia?

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Re: Pneumocistosis not carinii??
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2009, 04:34:03 PM »
PCP is caused by a fungus. It used to be called pneumocystis carinii, but scientists now call it pneumocystis jiroveci. A healthy immune system can control the fungus. However, PCP causes illness in children and in adults with a weakened immune system.

LINK:

http://www.aids.org/factSheets/515-Pneumocystis-Pneumonia-PCP.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pneumocystis_pneumonia

If it's a fungus and not bacteria that causes it, I'm not sure why antibiotics would work . . . hmmm.

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Re: Pneumocistosis not carinii??
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2009, 04:46:16 PM »
Hi there

I'm not exactly sure the in's an out's of the science involved but antibiotics have no effect on fungal infections because the fungi don't have the right chemical receptors for the antibiotics to target...so like you Inch I can't see how antibiotics work on Fungi...interesting.

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Re: Pneumocistosis not carinii??
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2009, 05:01:09 PM »
Bactrim, which is an antibiotic, must work on the type of fungus that causes PCP otherwise it wouldn't be used as a PCP prophylactic.
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Re: Pneumocistosis not carinii??
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2009, 06:05:24 PM »
Of course..Bactrim is known as a combination drug that contains sulfonamide (Sp?) and that is used to treat certain types of fungal infections, so PCP fungi must be one of them...Ann is right ...again.. ;)

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Offline HOPPE

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Re: Pneumocistosis not carinii??
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2009, 05:48:43 AM »
mmm

When i was on the hospital I take 2 bactrim 2 times per day and now i'm in one bactrim 1 time per day.
because of my lab numbers.

my doctor says that bactrim works like antibiotic just if taked minimum 2 times per day... if not is just
an anti infections drug....

from the descriptions of bactrim I read that germs as pneumocystis carinii should also be regarded as sensitive because are germs sesitive to the trimetoprimasulfametoxazol association

inside the categorie germ i read there are virus (the smalest), fungos and bacteria










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Re: Pneumocistosis not carinii??
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2009, 05:53:14 AM »
Inchlingblue

your link to aids. org is very very nice!

thanks
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Re: Pneumocistosis not carinii??
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2009, 09:48:23 AM »

from the descriptions of bactrim I read that germs as pneumocystis carinii should also be regarded as sensitive because are germs sesitive to the trimetoprimasulfametoxazol association

That helps to explain better why an antibiotic would work against a fungus.

Are you feeling better?

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Re: Pneumocistosis not carinii??
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2009, 02:39:44 PM »
I'm feeling very very fine! started winter here in venice but i'm feeling very strong!
working and having my normal life
 :D

thanks  ;)
08/2009 - CD4. 12  VL. 73000
Started Truvada + kaletra

09/ 2009 - CD4. 32 VL. <20
12/ 2009  - CD4. 78 VL.<20
02/ 2010  - CD4. 125 VL. <20
05/ 2010 -  CD4. 208 VL. <20

08/2010 - New tests

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Re: Pneumocistosis not carinii??
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2009, 03:16:53 PM »
I'm feeling very very fine! started winter here in venice but i'm feeling very strong!
working and having my normal life
 :D

thanks  ;)


Wow, you're in Venice, that's great . . . I've been to Rome and the surrounding areas but I want to go to Venice and Florence . . . it's great to hear you're doing so well.

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Re: Pneumocistosis not carinii??
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2009, 02:40:44 PM »
If you want to come please tell me! I liove to show venice!

thanks
08/2009 - CD4. 12  VL. 73000
Started Truvada + kaletra

09/ 2009 - CD4. 32 VL. <20
12/ 2009  - CD4. 78 VL.<20
02/ 2010  - CD4. 125 VL. <20
05/ 2010 -  CD4. 208 VL. <20

08/2010 - New tests

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Re: Pneumocistosis not carinii??
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2009, 04:07:32 PM »
Thank you so much! That's very sweet of you.

 


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