Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Diagnosis by examination of pulmonary secretions.


To determine if examination of respiratory secretions is useful in diagnosing Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, smear preparations of expectorated sputum, tracheal aspirates, and transtracheal aspirates stained by the Gomori methenamine silver nitrate method were examined. Pneumocysts were observed more frequently in material obtained by transtracheal… (More)


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