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Otto Jirovec (1907-1972Rosicky B. Otto Jirovec, deceased Cas Lek Cesk. 1972;111(18):423-4. Czech. PMID 4554086) was a Czech professor of parasitology and protozoology. A significant fungus parasite of humans, Pneumocystis jirovecii (formerly known as the human form of Pneumocystis carinii (PCP); originally spelled P. jiroveci when believed to be a protozoan) is named in his honour. Pneumocystis jirovecii causes Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP).
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