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Enhanced diagnosis of pneumococcal meningitis with use of the Binax NOW immunochromatographic test of Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen: a multisite study.

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BACKGROUND: Accurate etiological diagnosis of meningitis in developing countries is needed, to improve clinical care and to optimize disease-prevention strategies. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) culture and latex agglutination testing are currently the standard diagnostic methods but lack sensitivity. METHODS: We prospectively assessed the utility of an immunochromatographic test (ICT) of pneumococcal antigen (NOW Streptococcus pneumoniae Antigen Test; Binax), compared with culture, in 5 countrie...

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10.1086/596481

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Moïsi, JC More by this author
Falade, AG More by this author
Njanpop-Lafourcade, BM More by this author
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Journal:
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume:
48 Suppl 2
Issue:
s2
Pages:
S49-S56
Publication date:
2009-03-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
URN:
uuid:00bde64f-233a-4356-8679-cde8a28595b7
Source identifiers:
72523
Local pid:
pubs:72523

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