Pneumocystis and Pneumocystosis: First meeting of experts from Latin-American and Portuguese-speaking countries-a mini-review

Francisco Esteves, Francisco J. Medrano, Yaxsier De Armas, Gustavo Wissmann, Enrique J. Calderón, Olga Matos

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Abstract

Pneumocystis e pneumocistose: 1 Encontro Ibero-americano e dos Países de Língua Oficial Portuguesa (Pneumocystis and Pneumocystosis: first meeting of experts from Latin-American and Portuguese-speaking countries) Lisbon, Portugal, 24-26 October 2013 The Pneumocystis and Pneumocystosis: first meeting of experts from Latin-American and Portuguese-speaking countries was held in Lisbon, Portugal, on 24-26 October 2013. A total of 20 speakers from Latin America, Africa and Europe participated in the meeting. The epidemiological studies presented in this meeting begin to change the misconception that since the AIDS epidemic, Pneumocystis pneumonia (PcP) has become an infrequent disease, showing that today PcP remains a major opportunistic infection in HIV-infected patients in both developed and developing countries and an emerging problem in immunocompromised patients without HIV infection worldwide. PcP management remains a challenge. Right now, the combination of caspofungin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) is a promising therapeutic approach that needs to be assessed in controlled clinical trials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-548
Number of pages4
JournalExpert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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