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Molecular detection and speciation of pathogenic Leptospira spp. in blood from patients with culture-negative leptospirosis.

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BACKGROUND: Pathogenic Leptospira spp. present in the blood of patients with leptospirosis during the first week of symptoms can be detected using culture or PCR. A proportion of patients who are positive by PCR are negative by culture. Leptospira spp. are fastidious bacteria, and we hypothesized that a false-negative culture result may represent infection with a distinct bacterial subset that fail to grow in standard culture medium. METHODS: We evaluated our hypothesis during a prospective ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/1471-2334-11-338

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Boonsilp, S More by this author
Thaipadungpanit, J More by this author
Amornchai, P More by this author
Wuthiekanun, V More by this author
Chierakul, W More by this author
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BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC infectious diseases Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
1
Pages:
338
Publication date:
2011
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EISSN:
1471-2334
ISSN:
1471-2334
URN:
uuid:1b33a9b1-a75e-40ac-b338-4d1b45d1257b
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221392
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pubs:221392

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