Survey Article

Laboratory-based surveillance of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in South Africa, 2006–2010

DOI: 10.1080/23120053.2015.1118828
Author(s): Desiree du PlessisNational Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa, Bhavani PoonsamyNational Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa, Veerle MsimangNational Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa, Leigh DavidssonDepartment of Diagnostics and Vaccinology, Sweden, Cheryl CohenNational Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa, Nelesh GovenderNational Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa, Halima DawoodDepartment of Medicine, South Africa, Alan KarstaedtSchool of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, South Africa, John FreanNational Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa

Abstract

Background: We aimed to establish the characteristics of patients with confirmed Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia recruited by passive, sentinel laboratory-based surveillance.

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