Quantification and spread of Pneumocystis jirovecii in the surrounding air of patients with Pneumocystis pneumonia.

@article{Choukri2010QuantificationAS,
  title={Quantification and spread of Pneumocystis jirovecii in the surrounding air of patients with Pneumocystis pneumonia.},
  author={Firas Choukri and Jean Menotti and Claudine Sarfati and J F Lucet and Gilles Nevez and Yves Jean François Garin and Francis Derouin and Anne Totet},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={259-65}
}
BACKGROUND Airborne transmission of Pneumocystis has been demonstrated in animal models and is highly probable in humans. However, information concerning burdens of Pneumocystis jirovecii (human-derived Pneumocystis) in exhaled air from infected patients is lacking. Our objective is to evaluate P. jirovecii air diffusion in patients with Pneumocystis pneumonia. METHODS Patients admitted with Pneumocystis pneumonia were prospectively enrolled from 9 January 2008 to 21 July 2009. Air samples (1… CONTINUE READING