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Infection with Pneumocystis carinii is prevalent in healthy Gambian children.

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Pneumocystis pneumonia is rarely identified in the many immunosuppressed individuals with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and malnutrition in Africa. To test whether infection with Pneumocystis carinii occurs in the continent we conducted a comparative serological study, measuring by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay antibodies to the parasite in 150 healthy young individuals from both Britain and the Gambian savanna. The prevalence of significant titres of antibody to P. carinii s...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
84
Issue:
6
Pages:
800-802
Publication date:
1990-01-01
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:5b68b663-1d86-47ec-a1d5-042e3ecfbf61
Source identifiers:
35086
Local pid:
pubs:35086

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