Quantitative competitive PCR with bronchoalveolar lavage fluid for diagnosis of toxoplasmosis in AIDS patients.

Abstract:

:Of 121 AIDS patients, 12 (10%) had Toxoplasma gondii DNA detected by competitive PCR in their bronchoalveolar lavage samples. Quantitation of the PCR results showed a correlation between the parasite burden and the serum lactic dehydrogenase titer. Quantitative competitive PCR could be useful to assess the diagnosis and the severity of pulmonary toxoplasmosis.

journal_name

J Clin Microbiol

authors

Bretagne S,Costa JM,Fleury-Feith J,Poron F,Dubreuil-Lemaire ML,Vidaud M

doi

10.1128/JCM.33.6.1662-1664.1995

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1995-06-01 00:00:00

pages

1662-4

issue

6

eissn

0095-1137

issn

1098-660X

journal_volume

33

pub_type

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