Pneumocystis Pneumonia: Infections Caused by Pneumocystis jiroveci


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How is Pneumocystis pneumonia commonly treated?

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1. _____ are NOT generally at risk for developing Pneumocystis pneumonia.

2. Pneumocystis jiroveci was originally incorrectly classified as a(n) _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding the common treatment options and who is at risk for developing pneumocystis pneumonia with this quiz and corresponding worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • A common treatment for pneumocystis pneumonia
  • Those at risk for pneumocystis pneumonia
  • How pneumocystis jiroveci used to be classified
  • Characteristics of pneumocystis
  • How pneumocystis pneumonia is diagnosed

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how pneumocystis pneumonia is commonly diagnosed and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related pneumocystis pneumonia lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of pneumocystis

Additional Learning

To learn more this deadly fungal pathogen, review the corresponding lesson on the Pneumocystis Pneumonia: Infections Caused by Pneumocystis Jiroveci. This lesson will help you:

  • Describe what pneumocystis jiroveci is
  • Identify what the fungus does in our body
  • Understand how the fungus gets transmitted
  • Explain why we experience pneumocystis symptoms
  • Appreciate how to diagnose and treat the condition