Pneumococcal antigen detection in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from patients with pneumonia

Jiménez, P; Meneses, M; Saldías, F; Velásquez, M
September 1994
Thorax;Sep1994, Vol. 49 Issue 9, p872
Academic Journal
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