Malnutrition increases the risk of infections.Here we report the first case of a non-HIV , severely malnourished woman who developed Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia.This report highlights the clinical relevance of malnutrition as a determinant of immune suppression, which in turn may also favor opportunistic infections.

A case of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in a severely malnourished, HIV-negative patient: a role for malnutrition in opportunistic infections? / N., Attalla El Halabieh; E., Petrillo; Laviano, Alessandro; Delfino, Massimo; ROSSI FANELLI, Filippo. - In: JPEN. JOURNAL OF PARENTERAL AND ENTERAL NUTRITION. - ISSN 0148-6071. - STAMPA. - 40:5(2016), pp. 722-724. [10.1177/0148607114548072]

A case of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in a severely malnourished, HIV-negative patient: a role for malnutrition in opportunistic infections?

LAVIANO, Alessandro;DELFINO, Massimo;ROSSI FANELLI, Filippo
2016

Abstract

Malnutrition increases the risk of infections.Here we report the first case of a non-HIV , severely malnourished woman who developed Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia.This report highlights the clinical relevance of malnutrition as a determinant of immune suppression, which in turn may also favor opportunistic infections.
2016
Pneumocystis jirovecii; pneumocystis pneumonia; anoraxia nervosa; immunesuppression; protein-calorie malnutrition
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A case of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in a severely malnourished, HIV-negative patient: a role for malnutrition in opportunistic infections? / N., Attalla El Halabieh; E., Petrillo; Laviano, Alessandro; Delfino, Massimo; ROSSI FANELLI, Filippo. - In: JPEN. JOURNAL OF PARENTERAL AND ENTERAL NUTRITION. - ISSN 0148-6071. - STAMPA. - 40:5(2016), pp. 722-724. [10.1177/0148607114548072]
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