The Pneumocystis jirovecii colonization in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and bronchial washing and the comparison of methods which are used in diagnosis


Ozmen A., Mistik R., ALVER O., COŞKUN N. F. , URSAVAŞ A. , Uzaslan E.

TUBERKULOZ VE TORAK-TUBERCULOSIS AND THORAX, vol.61, no.4, pp.303-311, 2013 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/tt.2954
  • Title of Journal : TUBERKULOZ VE TORAK-TUBERCULOSIS AND THORAX
  • Page Numbers: pp.303-311
  • Keywords: Pneumocystis jirovecii, bronchoalveolar lavage, bronchial washing, immunosupression, IFA, nested PCR

Abstract

Introduction: Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) which is caused by Pneumocystis jirovecii is usually seen in the patients whose immune system is supressed. It is seriously seen an opportunist infection. In our study; totally 100 bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and bronchial washing samples collected by pulmonary disease department. Which belong to the patients in the clinics, and out patient clinic of the bronchoscopy material were evaluated.