Detection of Pneumocystis carinii DNA in blood by PCR is not of value for diagnosis of P. carinii pneumonia

Enrica Tamburrini, Paola Mencarini, Elena Visconti, Maria Zolfo, Andrea De Luca, Alessandra Siracusano, Elena Ortona, Ann E. Wakefield

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Abstract

A nested PCR which amplified a portion of the mitochondrial large-subunit rRNA gene of Pneumocystis carinii was used to detect P. carinii DNA in blood from patients with P. carinii pneumonia. P. carinii DNA was not detected in serum and was detected at low levels of blood cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1586-1588
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume34
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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