Application Note: Dynamics of Pneumocystis Carinii Air Shedding During Experimental Pneumocystosis
17 January 2018

The genus Pneumocystis designates opportunistic extracellular fungal species infecting a wide range of mammals, including humans, and can be responsible for a  severe interstitial alveolar lung disease.  In this study, the airborne shedding of Pneumocystis carinii in the surrounding air of experimentally infected rats was quantified by means of a real-time polymerase chain reaction assay, in parallel with the kinetics of P. carinii loads in their lungs.