Klaudia Galliková, Peter Kunč, Monika Cvancigerová, Peter Ferenc, Jaroslav Fábry
Introduction: Pneumocystis jirovecii (PCJ) is an opportunistic pathogen that causes pneumocyst pneumonia in immunocompromised children, HIV-positive, with malignancies, or in immunosuppressive treatment after organ transplantation.
Aim: The aim of my report is to analyze hospitalization cases with pneumocystic pneumonia in children with recurrent prolonged respiratory infections.
Methods: This is a retrospective study with data processed by descriptive statistics.
Results: We have detected by PCR method 20 positive samples from gastric acid aspirate, bronchoalveolar lavage and laryngeal swab from 79 enrolled infants aged from 1,5 months to 17 years (median 10 months).
Conclusion: After targeted medical intervention in sufficient length we could declare significant improvement of patients clinical status, faster disappear of bronchoobstruction, improved nutrition, shortened hospitalization and reduced repeated hospitalization in children.