Transmission of Pneumocystis carinii from AIDS patients to other immunosuppressed patients: a cluster of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in renal transplant recipients

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_45F9664AD72A
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Transmission of Pneumocystis carinii from AIDS patients to other immunosuppressed patients: a cluster of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in renal transplant recipients
Périodique
AIDS
Auteur(s)
Chave  J. P., David  S., Wauters  J. P., Van Melle  G., Francioli  P.
ISSN
0269-9370 (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
08/1991
Volume
5
Numéro
8
Pages
927-32
Notes
Case Reports
Journal Article --- Old month value: Aug
Résumé
Five renal transplant recipients developed Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) over a 22-month period, while no cases had been observed over a 5-year period in 114 transplanted patients treated with the same immunosuppressive protocol. All patients were HIV-negative, and no modification in diagnostic techniques for P. carinii could account for this observation. All five patients developed PCP within 2 months of an acute graft rejection episode. All of them attended the same outpatient facility as AIDS patients attending the hospital, where they shared the waiting and treatment rooms. Comparison of cases with matched controls was possible in three instances and revealed that the cases had had more outpatient clinic encounters with AIDS patients who had presented, or subsequently developed, PCP. This observation suggests that AIDS patients developing PCP may transmit the infection to other immunosuppressed patients.
Mots-clé
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*complications Adult Case-Control Studies Cluster Analysis Female Humans Immunosuppression/adverse effects Kidney Transplantation/*adverse effects/immunology Male Middle Aged Opportunistic Infections/complications/epidemiology/*transmission Pneumonia, Pneumocystis/complications/epidemiology/*transmission Switzerland/epidemiology
Pubmed
Web of science
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25/01/2008 18:07
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03/03/2018 16:46
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