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<i>Pneumocystis</i> Colonization in Older Adults and Diagnostic Yield of Single versus Paired Noninvasive Respiratory Sampling

Sergio L. Vargas, Patricia Pizarro, Mónica López-Vieyra, Patricia Neira-Avilés, Rebeca Bustamante and Carolina A. Ponce

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 50, issue 3, pages e19-e21
Published in print February 2010 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2010 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/649869
Pneumocystis Colonization in Older Adults and Diagnostic Yield of Single versus Paired Noninvasive Respiratory Sampling

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The presence of Pneumocystis was assessed in oropharyngeal wash specimens from 110 adults (median age, 76 years; age range, 69–95 years), 66 of whom had a paired nasal swab specimen. Pneumocystis jirovecii DNA was detected in 12.8% of oropharyngeal wash specimens, and the frequency increased to 21.5% in paired specimens. Pneumocystis colonization is prevalent in older adults. Double noninvasive sampling increases the diagnostic yield.

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

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