Chokaliingam Chandrasekar

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Materials and methods A total of 104 sputum specimens from HIV positive and clinically suspected PJP patients attending Government Hospital of Thoracic Medicine during Dec 2009-Mar 2011 were included in the study. Direct staining of sputum specimens using KOH Calcoflour and Grocott methanamine silver staining (GMS) and nested PCR targeting mitochondrial(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES As there are no standard laboratory techniques for the rapid detection of Pneumocystis jirovecii in India, this study was undertaken to evaluate and establish an optimal and rapid technique for the detection of P. jirovecii by comparing three different techniques - staining technique, application of a real time polymerase chain(More)
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