A Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia outbreak in a single kidney-transplant center: role of cytomegalovirus co-infection

@article{Pliquett2012APJ,
  title={A Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia outbreak in a single kidney-transplant center: role of cytomegalovirus co-infection},
  author={Rainer U. Pliquett and Aida Asbe-Vollkopf and Philippe M Hauser and Libera Lo Presti and Karina Hunfeld and Allison R. Berger and Ernst H Scheuermann and O. Jung and Hanspeter Geiger and Ingeborg Anni Hauser},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={31},
  pages={2429-2437}
}
Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection represent possible complications of medical immunosuppression. Between 2005 and 2010, non-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) PCP patients admitted to a nephrology unit were analyzed for outcome, CMV comorbidity, and patient-to-patient contacts prior to PCP. In contrast to 2002–2004 (no cases) and 2008–2010 (10 cases), a PCP outbreak of 29 kidney-transplant recipients and one patient with anti-glomerular basement membrane… CONTINUE READING

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