Pneumocystosis: a network survey in the Paris area 2003–2008

  title={Pneumocystosis: a network survey in the Paris area 2003–2008},
  author={Denis Magne and Ad{\'e}la Angoulvant and Françoise Botterel and Claire Bouges-Michel and M.-E. Bougnoux and Patrice Bour{\'e}e and Christian Chochillon and M. Cornet and Eric Dannaoui and Arnaud Fekkar and G L Galeazzi and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Y{\'e}ra and Claudine Sarfati and Pauline Roux},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases},
The aims of this network group were to collect epidemiological data of PcP cases in 14 hospitals in the Paris area and to determine the Di-Hydro Pteroate Synthase (DHPS) genotypes, genetic markers for possible sulfamide resistance. From January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2008, 993 (mean 166/year) PcP cases have been reported. Sixty-five percent of patients were HIV-positive. The median count of CD4 lymphocytes was 32/mm3 (30 in HIV-positive patients, 152 in HIV-negative patients). In HIV-positive… CONTINUE READING
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