Diagnosis of pneumococcal pneumonia by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in whole blood: a prospective clinical study

Lorente, M. L. L.; Falguera, M.; Nogués, A.; González, A. Ruiz; Merino, M. T.; Caballero, M. Rubio
February 2000
Thorax;Feb2000, p133
Academic Journal
No abstract available.


Related Articles

  • Classical and Latent Class Analysis Evaluation of Sputum Polymerase Chain Reaction and Urine Antigen Testing for Diagnosis of Pneumococcal Pneumonia in Adults. Butler, Jay C.; Bosshardt, Stephen C.; Phelan, Maureen; Moroney, Shannon M.; Tondella, M. Lucia; Farley, Monica M.; Schuchat, Anne; Fields, Barry S. // Journal of Infectious Diseases;5/1/2003, Vol. 187 Issue 9, p1416 

    Discusses results of the classical and latent class analysis evaluation of sputum polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and urine antigen testing for diagnosis of pneumococcal pneumonia in adults. Sensitivity of blood culture, sputum Gram stain, sputum polymerase chain reaction and urine antigen...

  • Pneumolysin polymerase chain reaction for diagnosis of pneumococcal pneumonia and empyema in children. Lahti, E.; Mertsola, J.; Kontiokari, T.; Eerola, E.; Ruuskanen, O.; Jalava, J. // European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases;Dec2006, Vol. 25 Issue 12, p783 

    Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most important cause of childhood pneumonia and empyema, yet the diagnosis of pneumococcal infections by conventional methods is challenging. In this study, the clinical value of the pneumolysin-targeted real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method for the...

  • Pneumococcal Aetiology and Serotype Distribution in Paediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia. De Schutter, Iris; Vergison, Anne; Tuerlinckx, David; Raes, Marc; Smet, Julie; Smeesters, Pierre R.; Verhaegen, Jan; Mascart, Françoise; Surmont, Filip; Malfroot, Anne // PLoS ONE;Feb2014, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p1 

    Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a major cause of morbidity in children. This study estimated the proportion of children with pneumococcal CAP among children hospitalised with CAP in Belgium and describes the causative serotype distribution after implementation of the 7-valent pneumococcal...

  • Diagnosis of Streptococcus pneumoniae Lower Respiratory Infection in Hospitalized Children by Culture, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Serological Testing, and Urinary Antigen Detection. Michelow, Ian C.; Lozano, Juanita; Olsen, Kurt; Goto, Collin; Rollins, Nancy K.; Ghaffar, Faryal; Rodriguez-Cerrato, Violeta; Leinonen, Maija; McCracken Jr., George H. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;1/1/2002, Vol. 34 Issue 1, pe1 

    A prospective study of 154 consecutive high-risk hospitalized children with lower respiratory infections was conducted to determine the clinical utility of a pneumolysin-based polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay compared with blood and pleural fluid cultures and serological and urinary antigen...

  • Easy Diagnosis of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease. Selva, Laura; Krauel, Xavier; Pallares, Roman; Muñoz-Almagro, Carmen // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Jun2011, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p1125 

    The article discusses a study which evaluated the usefulness of multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) from strains and blood samples for detecting and serotyping invasive pneumococcal disease (ICC). A total of 15 pneumococcus clinical isolates which represent 15 serotypes were...

  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests for the Diagnosis of Pneumonia. Murdoch, David R. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;5/1/2003, Vol. 36 Issue 9, p1162 

    Molecular diagnostic techniques, such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), are promising tools for the rapid etiological diagnosis of pneumonia. PCR offers potential advantages over conventional tests for the detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Legionella species, and Chlamydia pneumoniae. For...

  • In children with respiratory symptoms are Mycoplasma pneumoniae PCR and serology clinically significant?  // Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Education & Practice Edition;Aug2014, Vol. 99 Issue 4, p157 

    The article focuses on a prospective cross-sectional observational study which examined the clinical significance of Mycoplasma pneumoniae polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and serology in children with respiratory symptoms confined in a tertiary hospital in the Netherlands. Topics discussed...

  • Community-Acquired Bacteremic Pneumococcal Pneumonia in Children: Diagnosis and Serotyping by Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction Using Blood Samples. Resti, Massimo; Moriondo, Maria; Cortimiglia, Martina; Indolfi, Giuseppe; Canessa, Clementina; Becciolini, Laura; Bartolini, Elisa; de Benedictis, Fernando Maria; de Martino, Maurizio; Azzari, Chiara // Clinical Infectious Diseases;11/1/2010, Vol. 51 Issue 9, p1042 

    Background. The aim of this study was to use real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) on blood samples to diagnose and serotype pneumococcal infection in a large cohort of Italian children hospitalized for communityacquired pneumonia. Methods. We conducted an observational study from April...

  • Quality control for the diagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii reactivation in SCT patients using PCR assays. Costa, J M; Munoz, C; Krüger, D; Martino, R; Held, T K; Dardé, M-L; Cordonnier, C; Bretagne, S // Bone Marrow Transplantation;9/1/2001, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p527 

    Discusses a study which examined the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the diagnosis of toxoplasmosis. Information on toxoplasmosis; Identification of Toxoplasma gondii DNA in blood; Procedures of PCR diagnosis.

  • The burden of bacteremia and invasive diseases in children aged less than five years with fever in Italy. Azzari, Chiara; Moriondo, Maria; Di Pietro, Pasquale; Di Bari, Cesare; Resti, Massimo; Mannelli, Francesco; Esposito, Susanna; Castelli-Gattinara, Guido; Campa, Antonio; de Benedictis, Fernando Maria; Bona, Gianni; Comarella, Lisa; Holl, Katsiaryna; Marchetti, Federico // Italian Journal of Pediatrics;11/20/2015, Vol. 14, p1 

    Background: Invasive diseases (ID) caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae), Haemophilus influenzae (H. influenzae), and Neisseria meningitidis are a major public health problem worldwide. Comprehensive data on the burden of bacteremia and ID in Italy, including data based on molecular...


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics