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J Clin Microbiol. Jul 1989; 27(7): 1661–1663.
PMCID: PMC267636
Laboratory diagnosis of pulmonary toxoplasmosis in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
F Derouin, C Sarfati, B Beauvais, M C Iliou, L Dehen, and M Lariviere
Laboratoire de Parasitologie, Hôpital Saint-Luuis, Paris, France.
Abstract
In four cases of pulmonary toxoplasmosis occurring in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, Toxoplasma sp. was discovered in bronchoalveolar-lavage fluid (three cases) and in lung biopsy specimen (one case) by using the following methods: direct examination of smears stained with eosine-methylene blue fast stain, indirect immunofluorescence assay, and inoculation of MRC5 fibroblast cell line in tissue culture.
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