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Table 3 Quantitative PCR and Direct IF performed on 349 respiratory samples collected from 202 patients

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

  TOTAL URT LRT OR (95% CI)
  (n = 349) (n = 183) (n = 166)  
Positive PCR 180 (52%) 87 (48%) 93 (56%) 0.71 (0.46 - 1.11)
Positive IF 26 (7%) 4 (2%) 22 (13%) 0.15 (0.04 - 0.45)
  1. URT, upper respiratory tract; LRT, lower respiratory tract; OR, Odds-ratio; CI, confidence interval; PCR, polymerase chain reaction; IF, immunofluorescence
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