Pneumocystis jiroveci (carnii) pneumonia in the immunocompromised

Micro-organism

Pneumocystis jiroveci

First Line

Co-trimoxazole IV (oral if non-severe)

See BNFC for appropriate dose

Seek specialist advice from Paediatric Infectious Diseases or Microbiology

Send sputum for pneumocystis PCR for broncho-alveolar lavage and cultures for mycobacteria, fungi and viruses.