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Serum (1->3)-beta-D-glucan levels in primary infection and pulmonary colonization with Pneumocystis jirovecii.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21430107     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article describes positive (1 → 3)-β-D-glucan levels in serum from infants with primary Pneumocystis infection and from immunosuppressed patients with Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) and negative levels in serum from patients colonized by Pneumocystis jirovecii. Glucan detection is a complementary tool for the diagnosis of the diverse clinical presentations of P. jirovecii infection.
Céline Damiani; Solène Le Gal; Delphine Lejeune; Naima Brahimi; Michèle Virmaux; Gilles Nevez; Anne Totet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2011-03-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1098-660X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-28     Completed Date:  2011-07-26     Revised Date:  2013-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2000-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Parasitology and Mycology Department, University Hospital, Amiens, France.
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MeSH Terms
Biological Markers / blood*
Carrier State / diagnosis
Lung Diseases, Fungal / diagnosis
Pneumocystis Infections / diagnosis*
Pneumocystis jirovecii / isolation & purification
Serum / chemistry
beta-Glucans / blood*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 0/beta-1,3-D-glucan; 0/beta-Glucans

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