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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of children admitted to hospital with suspected Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia

From: Improved detection of Pneumocystis jirovecii in upper and lower respiratory tract specimens from children with suspected pneumocystis pneumonia using real-time PCR: a prospective study

Characteristic All Patients (n = 202) Patients with positive PCR for PCP (n = 110)
Male 92 (46%) 49 (45%)
Median age, IQR, months 3.3 (2.2-4.6) 3.4 (2.7-3.9)
HIV positive 129/200 (65%) 92/109 (84%)
Median CD4 percentage*, IQR, % 16.9 (10.1-27.1) 13.6 (9.0-18.0)
Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis* 27 (21%) 10 11%)
  1. * In HIV-infected children
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