K. BARTA, M.D.
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To the Editor: Drs. Vogel, Cohen, Powell, and DeVita (Ann. Intern. Med. 68: 97, 1968) have reported the results of their clinical experiences in diagnosis and treatment of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.
We have been studying how to utilize serological diagnosis for clinical use for several years. From 1952 to 1965 we examined more than 1,300 sera with the complement fixation test from the various countries of Czechoslovakia, Germany, Sweden, United States, England, and Denmark for suspected or evident pneumocystosis or Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, using a lipoid antigen prepared from lungs infected with Pneumocystis carinii (1).
We found complement-fixing antibodies in
BARTA K. COMPLEMENT FIXATION TEST FOR PNEUMOCYSTOSIS. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:235. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-1-235_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(1):235.
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