Where are Pneumocystis organisms commonly found?

Updated: Apr 24, 2019
  • Author: Shelley A Gilroy, MD, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Pneumocystis organisms are commonly found in the lungs of healthy individuals. Most children are believed to have been exposed to the organism by age 3 or 4 years, and its occurrence is worldwide. [6]


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