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Molecular evidence of Pneumocystis transmission in pediatric transplant unit
Emerging Infectious Diseases
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We describe an outbreak of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in a pediatric renal transplant unit, likely attributable to patient-to-patient transmission. Single-strand conformation polymorphism molecular typing showed that 3 affected patients had acquired the same 2 strains of Pneumocystis, which suggests interhuman infection. An infant with mitochondriopathy was the probable index patient.
Adolescent Cross Infection/immunology/*microbiology/transmission DNA, Mitochondrial/chemistry/genetics DNA, Ribosomal Spacer/chemistry/genetics DNA, Viral/chemistry/genetics *Disease Transmission, Horizontal Female Humans Immunocompromised Host Infant Kidney Transplantation/*adverse effects/immunology Male *Pneumocystis jiroveci Pneumonia, Pneumocystis/immunology/*transmission Polymerase Chain Reaction Polymorphism, Single-Stranded Conformational RNA, Ribosomal/chemistry/genetics
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