Data from: Pneumococcal colonisation density: a new marker for disease severity in HIV-infected adults with pneumonia

Werner C. Albrich, Shabir A. Madhi, Peter V. Adrian, Nadia Van Niekerk, Jean-Noel Telles, Naseem Ebrahim, Melina Messaoudi, Glaucia Paranhos-Baccalà, Sven Giersdorf, Guy Vernet, Beat Mueller & Keith P. Klugman
Objective: A high genomic load of Pneumococcus from blood or cerebrospinal fluid has been associated with increased mortality. We aimed to analyse whether nasopharyngeal colonisation density in HIV-infected patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is associated with markers of disease severity or poor outcome. Methods: Quantitative lytA real-time PCR was performed on nasopharyngeal swabs in HIV-infected South African adults hospitalised for acute CAP at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto, South Africa. Pneumonia aetiology was considered pneumococcal...
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