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Table 4 Real-time PCR results on paired upper and lower respiratory tract samples (n = 147)

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

  LRT Sample LRT Sample Total
  (IS/BAL) Positive (IS/BAL) Negative  
URT Sample (NPA) Positive 70 (48%) 3 (2%) 73 (50%)
URT Sample (NPA) Negative 11 (7%) 63 (43%) 74 (50%)
Total 81 66 147
  1. URT, upper respiratory tract; LRT, lower respiratory tract; NPA, nasopharyngeal aspirate; IS, induced sputum; BAL, bronchoalveolar lavage
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