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What are the tests for pneumocystis infections?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Several: A chest x-ray can be suggestive but staining of the respiratory secretions to see the cyst form of the organism is the best test for this infection found almost entirely in severely immune suppressed people.

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What are the tests for pneumocystis infection?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Several: A chest x-ray can be suggestive but staining of the respiratory secretions to see the cyst form of the organism is the best test for this infection found almost entirely in severely immune suppressed people.

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