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What is the treatment for pneumocystis pneumonia?
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Support and meds
Pcp pneumonia is treated like other pneumonia, specifically support including oxygen or mechanical ventilation if needed.
Antibiotics specifically targeting pcp for example bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). In pcp pneumonia that is associated with HIV disease, steroids for their antiinflammatory effect are also helpful.

In brief: Support and meds
Pcp pneumonia is treated like other pneumonia, specifically support including oxygen or mechanical ventilation if needed.
Antibiotics specifically targeting pcp for example bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). In pcp pneumonia that is associated with HIV disease, steroids for their antiinflammatory effect are also helpful.
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