Diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae Pneumonia in Children

April 2008
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2008, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p10
Academic Journal
The article reports on the findings of a study on diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia in children, published in the "Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal." The diagnostic values of the indirect particle agglutination test and nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of nasopharyngeal aspirates were compared. About 234 hospitalized children with community-acquired lower respiratory tract infections during outbreaks in 2000 and 2003 were studied. The potential usefulness of the PCR test in the diagnosis of pneumonia was noted by researchers.


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