Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia
Alternate Names : PCP
What are the treatments for the infection?
Trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole is the antibiotic
most commonly used to treat or prevent PCP. Corticosteroids such as prednisone are
often used to help lessen inflammation and other symptoms of PCP.
What are the side effects of the treatments?
The most common side effects of
trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole are upset stomach, rash, and
increased sensitivity to natural or artificial sunlight.
What happens after treatment for the infection?
Most people who have PCP have weak immune systems. Even after completing
treatment, they need to continue taking preventive antibiotics to keep PCP from