- Autores: Bustamante R, Calderón E, de Armas Y, Gallo MJ, Matos O, Miller RF, Nevez G, Ponce C, Vargas SL
- Ano de Publicação: 2017
- Journal: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
- Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10096-017-3006-8
To understand the epidemiological significance of Pneumocystis detection in a lung tissue sample of non-immunosuppressed individuals, we examined sampling procedures, laboratory methodology, and patient characteristics of autopsy series reported in the literature. Number of tissue specimens, DNA-extraction procedures, age and underlying diagnosis highly influence yield and are critical to understand yield differences of Pneumocystis among reports of pulmonary colonization in immunocompetent individuals.