Population structure of Pneumocystis jirovecii isolated from immunodeficiency virus-positive patients
- Autores: Antunes F, Esteves F, Gaspar J, Mansinho K, Matos O, Moser I, Tavares A
- Journal: Infection Genetics and Evolution
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Population+structure+of+Pneumocystis+jirovecii+isolated+from+immunodeficiency+virus+positive+patients
Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PcP) is an important opportunistic infection among immunocompromised patients. Genetic characterization of P. jirovecii isolated from HIV-positive patients, based on identification of multiple nucleotide sequences at eight distinct loci, was achieved by using PCR with DNA sequencing and RFLP.