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Table 1 Characteristics of respiratory specimens.

From: Detection of PneumocystisDNA in samples from patients suspected of bacterial pneumonia- a case-control study

  PCR-negative PCR-positive
Respiratory specimens   
BAL 96 4 (4%)
Tracheal aspirates 116 7 (6%)
Sputum 134 5 (4%)
Median Age (range), years 62 (1–91) 74* (47–88)
Male / female 195 / 151 6 / 10
  1. * p = 0.011, Mann-Whitney.