Multicentre study highlighting clinical relevance of new high-throughput methodologies in molecular epidemiology of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia
- Autores: Antunes F, Badura R, BASSAT Q., CALDERÓN E. J., de Armas Y, de Sousa B, Esteves F, HUANG L., Maltez F, Matos O
- Ano de Publicação: 2016
- Journal: Clinical microbiology and infection
- Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27021425
Pneumocystis jirovecii causes severe interstitial pneumonia (PcP) in immunosuppressed patients. This multicentre study assessed the distribution frequencies of epidemiologically relevant genetic markers of P. jirovecii in different geographic populations from Portugal, the USA, Spain, Cuba and Mozambique, and the relationship between the molecular data and the geographical and clinical information, based on a multifactorial approach.