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Trichomonads in pleural effusion: case report, literature review and utility of PCR for species identification.
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PMID:  22378558     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Trichomonas tenax is a flagellated protozoan commonly found in the human oral cavity but of unusual occurrence in pulmonary infections. We describe a case of a 67-year-old patient with glioblastoma who presented with severe pleurisy in the post-operative period while she was receiving high-dose corticotherapy. Several motile flagellated protozoa were identified in the pleural fluid. Trichomonas tenax was identified by molecular methods. Pulmonary infections with Trichomonads might be underestimated because of diagnostic difficulties. The utility of molecular biology for species identification is underlined and the pathogenicity of Trichomonad parasites in human lungs is discussed in light of previously reported cases.
Marion Leterrier; Florent Morio; Beno T Renard; Anne-Sophie Poirier; Michel Miegeville; Guy Chambreuil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-01-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  The new microbiologica     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1121-7138     ISO Abbreviation:  New Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9516291     Medline TA:  New Microbiol     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratoire de Biologie m�dicale-Unit� de Microbiologie, Centre Hospitalier D�partemental La Roche-sur-Yon, Les Oudairies, La Roche-sur-Yon cedex 9, France.
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