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Distribution of <i>Pneumocystis carinii f. sp. hominis</i> Types in the Lung of a Child Dying of <i>Pneumocystis</i> Pneumonia

Helen E. Ambrose, Carolina A. Ponce, Ann E. Wakefield, Robert F. Miller and Sergio L. Vargas

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 33, issue 9, pages e100-e102
Published in print November 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online November 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/322690
Distribution of Pneumocystis carinii f. sp. hominis Types in the Lung of a Child Dying of Pneumocystis Pneumonia

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Pneumocystis f. sp. hominis causes pneumonia in immunocompromised persons. In order to determine the types and distribution of P. carinii organisms within a single human lung, multiple samples were obtained from the lung of a child who died of P. carinii pneumonia. P. carinii DNA was detected in all of the samples and 2 different genotypes of P. carinii were identified, with uneven distribution in the lung, demonstrating that infection of the human lung is not necessarily clonal, and that different P. carinii genotypes may predominate in different areas of the lung.

Journal Article.  1915 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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