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Epidemiology of <i>Pneumocystis</i> Colonization in Families

LaShonda Spencer, Michelle Ukwu, Travis Alexander, Karri Valadez, Lora Liu, Toni Frederick, Andrea Kovacs and Alison Morris

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 46, issue 8, pages 1237-1240
Published in print April 2008 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2008 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/533449
Epidemiology of Pneumocystis Colonization in Families

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Whether Pneumocystis colonization is transmitted in families with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)–infected members is unknown. Using nested polymerase chain reaction of oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal samples, we detected colonization in 11.4% of HIV-infected adults and in 3.3% of their children, but there was no evidence of clustering.

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

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