Parasitologic and serologic observations of infection with Pneumocystis in humans.

  title={Parasitologic and serologic observations of infection with Pneumocystis in humans.},
  author={Joseph H. E. T H Meuwissen and I N Tauber and A D Leeuwenberg and Pieter J. A. Beckers and M Sieben},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={136 1},
More than 500 specimens of lung tissue were examined for Pneumocystis. Of the 38 infections detected, most were in immunodeficient patients. Samples of serum from approximately 600 healthy normal subjects and 117 children with acute lymphatic leukemia were examined by an indirect fluorescent antibody test. The age-related data from the normal children suggested that nearly 100% of children are infected with Pneumocystis during the first two years of life. Groups of patients with leukemia who… CONTINUE READING


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