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Journal Articles The Journal of protozoology Year : 1991

Value of an immunofluorescence assay for the detection of Pneumocystis carinii in Bronchoalveolar lavage.

L. Traore
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J. L. Poirot
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N. El Helali
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M. Marteau-Miltgen
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F. Balmy-Rapontchombo
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Abstract

An indirect immunofluorescence monoclonal antibody assay was found to have higher sensitivity than usual stains for the detection of Pneumocystis carinii, particularly in bronchoalveolar lavage fluids in which there are only a few parasites, as in HIV-patients or in HIV+ patients with prophylaxis or treatment. For patients without any therapy, when different stains give conflicting results, decisions on therapeutic approaches to be used should consider the patient's clinical and biological status. Prospective studies are necessary to evaluate the predictive value of low parasitism in asymptomatic immunosuppressed patients.
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hal-00597531 , version 1 (01-06-2011)

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L. Traore, P. Roux, J. L. Poirot, C. Chouaid, N. El Helali, et al.. Value of an immunofluorescence assay for the detection of Pneumocystis carinii in Bronchoalveolar lavage.. The Journal of protozoology, 1991, 38 (6), pp.198S. ⟨hal-00597531⟩
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