Published in Blood Weekly, September 23rd, 2004
"Between January 2002 and July 2003, 173 bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) specimens from 150 patients (19 HIV-infected and 131 non-HIV-infected patients) were evaluated for identification of Pneumocystis jiroveci (formerly known as Pneumocystis carinii f. sp. hominis) using staining techniques, conventional PCR (mtLSUrRNA gene) and real-time PCR (MSG gene).
"Test results were compared to Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) confirmed by typical clinical findings and response to treatment," wrote scientists in France.
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