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Genotypic variation in Pneumocystis jirovecii isolates in Britain.

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BACKGROUND: Pneumocystis jirovecii is the cause of Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) in immunosuppressed humans. Asymptomatic colonisation with P jirovecii may occur in patients with minor immunosuppression or chronic lung disease. The aim of this study was to describe the molecular epidemiology of P jirovecii in Britain over a period of 12.5 years. METHODS: Between January 1989 and July 2001 161 samples of P jirovecii were obtained from patients with PCP (n = 119), patients colonised by P jirovec...

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10.1136/thx.2004.039818

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Miller, RF More by this author
Lindley, AR More by this author
Ambrose, HE More by this author
Davies, RJ More by this author
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Journal:
Thorax
Volume:
60
Issue:
8
Pages:
679-682
Publication date:
2005-08-05
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EISSN:
1468-3296
ISSN:
0040-6376
URN:
uuid:850bed39-75c1-466f-8b14-8801deb74479
Source identifiers:
92560
Local pid:
pubs:92560

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