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Volume 13, Number 1—January 2007


Primary Pneumocystis Infection in Infants Hospitalized with Acute Respiratory Tract Infection

Hans Henrik Larsen*Comments to Author , Marie-Louise von Linstow*, Bettina Lundgren*, Birthe Høgh*, Henrik Westh*, and Jens D. Lundgren*
Author affiliations: *Hvidovre University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark;

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Table 4

Number of copies per ng of betaglobin detected per tube (median, IQR) in PCR-positive specimens in the 4 age groups and 3 diagnosis groups*†

nMedian copies/ng betaglobin/tube (IQR)p value
Age quartile
120.854 (0.023–1.685)0.37
2500.063 (0.021–0.311)
3140.085 (0.022–0.318)
Clinical diagnosis
LRTI320.033 (0.016–0.269)0.16
URTI320.082 (0.033–0.526)
Other30.094 (0.087–1.098)

*IQR, interquartile range; LRTI, lower respiratory tract infection; URTI, upper respiratory tract infection.
†No significant differences were detected by Kruskal-Wallis tests.

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