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Detection of pneumococcal DNA in blood by polymerase chain reaction for diagnosing pneumococcal pneumonia in young children From low- and middle-income countries

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Background

We investigated the performance of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on blood in the diagnosis of pneumococcal pneumonia among children from 7 low- and middle-income countries.

Methods

We tested blood by PCR for the pneumococcal autolysin gene in children aged 1–59 months in the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) study. Children had World Health Organization–defined severe or very severe pneumonia or were age-frequency–matched community ...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1093/cid/cix145

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Morpeth, SC More by this author
Deloria Knoll, M More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; Tropical Medicine
Watson, NL More by this author
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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation More from this funder
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal website
Volume:
64
Issue:
suppl_3
Pages:
S347-S356
Publication date:
2017-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
Pubs id:
pubs:827527
URN:
uri:1468d4c6-9da9-4814-9db6-4ee6b1dd31f3
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uuid:1468d4c6-9da9-4814-9db6-4ee6b1dd31f3
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pubs:827527

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