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The spectrum of central nervous system infections in an adult referral hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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OBJECTIVES: To determine prospectively the causative pathogens of central nervous system (CNS) infections in patients admitted to a tertiary referral hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam. METHODS: From May 2007 to December 2008, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples from 352 adults with suspected meningitis or encephalitis underwent routine testing, staining (Gram, Ziehl-Nielsen, India ink), bacterial culture and polymerase chain reaction targeting Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, S. suis,...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0042099

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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
8
Pages:
Article: e42099
Publication date:
2012
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
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uuid:2a838a5b-9aac-4173-b110-bafb26ba5088
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350499
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pubs:350499

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