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[Diagnosis of pneumonia caused by Pneumocystis carinii using induced sputum].
Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 1990 Oct; 8(8):511-3.EI

Abstract

Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia is one of the most common and severe infections in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Classically, the diagnosis of this condition is made with aggressive techniques such as fibrobronchoscopy (FBS) with bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) or pulmonary biopsy. Sputum induction is a relatively recent technique which permits the diagnosis in a rapid, inexpensive way which is not aggressive for the patient. We have carried out 22 sputum inductions during a 4 month period. All patients had HIV infection and clinical, radiological and gasometric features consistent with P. carinii pneumonia. P. carinii cysts were found in the BAL of 6 patients and in 4 (66%) of the sputum samples induced from them. These still preliminary data support the need to generalize this procedure to achieve a greater experience in the different institutions, so as to achieve a higher yield of a technique which has clear advantages over previously used ones.

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Servico de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Clinic i Provincial, Barcelona.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Comparative Study
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spa

PubMed ID

2095264

Citation

Mallolas, J, et al. "[Diagnosis of Pneumonia Caused By Pneumocystis Carinii Using Induced Sputum]." Enfermedades Infecciosas Y Microbiologia Clinica, vol. 8, no. 8, 1990, pp. 511-3.
Mallolas J, Valls ME, Miró JM, et al. [Diagnosis of pneumonia caused by Pneumocystis carinii using induced sputum]. Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 1990;8(8):511-3.
Mallolas, J., Valls, M. E., Miró, J. M., Gatell, J. M., Xaubet, A., Picado, C., Jiménez de Anta, M. T., & Soriano, E. (1990). [Diagnosis of pneumonia caused by Pneumocystis carinii using induced sputum]. Enfermedades Infecciosas Y Microbiologia Clinica, 8(8), 511-3.
Mallolas J, et al. [Diagnosis of Pneumonia Caused By Pneumocystis Carinii Using Induced Sputum]. Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 1990;8(8):511-3. PubMed PMID: 2095264.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Diagnosis of pneumonia caused by Pneumocystis carinii using induced sputum]. AU - Mallolas,J, AU - Valls,M E, AU - Miró,J M, AU - Gatell,J M, AU - Xaubet,A, AU - Picado,C, AU - Jiménez de Anta,M T, AU - Soriano,E, PY - 1990/10/1/pubmed PY - 1990/10/1/medline PY - 1990/10/1/entrez SP - 511 EP - 3 JF - Enfermedades infecciosas y microbiologia clinica JO - Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin VL - 8 IS - 8 N2 - Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia is one of the most common and severe infections in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Classically, the diagnosis of this condition is made with aggressive techniques such as fibrobronchoscopy (FBS) with bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) or pulmonary biopsy. Sputum induction is a relatively recent technique which permits the diagnosis in a rapid, inexpensive way which is not aggressive for the patient. We have carried out 22 sputum inductions during a 4 month period. All patients had HIV infection and clinical, radiological and gasometric features consistent with P. carinii pneumonia. P. carinii cysts were found in the BAL of 6 patients and in 4 (66%) of the sputum samples induced from them. These still preliminary data support the need to generalize this procedure to achieve a greater experience in the different institutions, so as to achieve a higher yield of a technique which has clear advantages over previously used ones. SN - 0213-005X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/2095264/[Diagnosis_of_pneumonia_caused_by_Pneumocystis_carinii_using_induced_sputum]_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -