Use of a serum beta-glucan assay for diagnosis of HIV-related Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia in patients with negative microscopic examination results

Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Jun 15;46(12):1928-30. doi: 10.1086/588564.
No abstract available

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid / microbiology
  • HIV Infections / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pneumocystis carinii / isolation & purification
  • Pneumonia, Pneumocystis / diagnosis*
  • Pneumonia, Pneumocystis / microbiology
  • Pneumonia, Pneumocystis / pathology
  • Pneumonia, Pneumocystis / physiopathology
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Sputum / microbiology
  • beta-Glucans / blood*

Substances

  • Antifungal Agents
  • beta-Glucans
  • polysaccharide-K