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Systemic Inflammation in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Who Are Colonized with <i>Pneumocystis jiroveci</i>

Enrique J. Calderón, Laura Rivero, Nieves Respaldiza, Rubén Morilla, Marco A. Montes-Cano, Vicente Friaza, Fernando Muñoz-Lobato, José M. Varela, Francisco J. Medrano and Carmen de la Horra

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 45, issue 2, pages e17-e19
Published in print July 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/518989
Systemic Inflammation in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Who Are Colonized with Pneumocystis jiroveci

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In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, high levels of airway and systemic inflammatory markers are associated with a faster decrease in lung function. Our study shows that patients colonized by Pneumocystis jiroveci have higher proinflammatory cytokine levels than do noncolonized patients. This suggests that Pneumocystis may play a role in disease progression.

Journal Article.  1765 words.  Illustrated.

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

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