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Polymerase chain reaction is more sensitive than standard cytologic stains in detecting Pneumocystis carinii in bronchoalveolar lavages from human immunodeficiency virus type 1-infected infants and children with pneumonia.


Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1995 Aug;14(8):714-6. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections/*DIAGNOSIS Base Sequence Bronchoalveolar Lavage Child Child, Preschool Cytological Techniques DNA, Fungal/ANALYSIS Female Human HIV-1 Infant Male Molecular Sequence Data Pneumocystis carinii/GENETICS/*ISOLATION & PURIF Pneumonia, Pneumocystis carinii/*DIAGNOSIS Polymerase Chain Reaction Sensitivity and Specificity JOURNAL ARTICLE


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