High seroprevalence of Pneumocystis infection in Spanish children

  title={High seroprevalence of Pneumocystis infection in Spanish children},
  author={Nieves Respaldiza and Francisco Javier Enr{\'i}quez Medrano and Alfredo Medrano and Jos{\'e} Varela and Carmen de la Horra and Marco Antonio Montes-Cano and Santiago Melchor Ferrer and Ingeborg Wichmann and Domingo Gargallo-Viola and Enrique Jos{\'e} Calder{\'o}n},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  volume={10 11},
Pneumocystis infection occurs worldwide, and most individuals test seropositive for Pneumocystis early in childhood. Little is known about the epidemiology of this infection in western Europe. The seroprevalence of Pneumocystis infection in 233 Spanish children was determined in a community study by immunoblot analysis of sera. The overall seroprevalence was 73%, with an age-related increase from 52% at 6 years to 66% at 10 years and 80% at 13 years. The data indicated a high seroprevalence of… CONTINUE READING


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