Posts Tagged ‘Pneumocystis jiroveci’

April 14, 2012

A Cluster of Pneumocystis Infections Among Renal Transplant Recipients: Molecular Evidence of Colonized Patients as Potential Infectious Sources of Pneumocystis jirovecii.


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Kidney transplant recipients are usually receive prophylaxis for Pneumocystis infections for 6-12 months post-transplant. Although infections are generally uncommon, several outbreaks in transplant patients have been reported in the past two decades. In this study from France, 18 kidney transplant patients developed Pneumocystis infection. These patients were compared to control patients with Pneumocystis pneumonia. Molecular […]

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November 18, 2011

Risk of Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia in patients long after renal transplantation


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Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia is a well-recognized complication after transplantation, and current guidelines recommend prophylaxis for three-six months post-transplant. In this study, nine patients who develop Pneumocystis pneumonia a median of 19 months post-transplant were compared to a group of control patients. Cases had significantly lower lymphocyte counts than controls, as well as lower CD4 counts, […]

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