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Volume 19, Number 1—January 2013


Pneumocystis jirovecii Genotype Associated with Increased Death Rate of HIV-infected Patients with Pneumonia

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Medscape, LLC designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Release date: December 14, 2012; Expiration date: December 14, 2013

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

• Distinguish the rate of dihydropteroate synthase (DHPS) mutations among patients with Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) in the current study

• Analyze patient characteristics associated with a higher rate of DHPS mutations

• Assess variables associated with sulfa resistance among cases of PCP in the current study

• Evaluate the effects of DHPS mutations on the risk of death among cases of PCP in the current study.

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Jean Michaels Jones, Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Jean Michaels Jones has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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Charles P. Vega, MD, Health Sciences Clinical Professor; Residency Director, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine. Disclosure: Charles P. Vega, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Disclosures: Meja Rabodonirina, MD, PhD; Laetitia Vaillant, MD; Patrick Taffé, PhD; Aimable Nahimana, PhD; René-Pierre Gillibert, PhD; and Philippe Hauser, PhD, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Philippe Vanhems, MD, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: received grants for clinical research from Sanofi Pasteur.


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