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What are the tests for pneumocystis infections?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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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.

In brief: 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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