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Added value of an oropharyngeal swab in detection of viruses in children hospitalized with lower respiratory tract infection.

Abstract:
Paired nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs collected from 533 children hospitalized with lower respiratory tract infection were assessed by multiplex reverse transcription-PCR. Oropharyngeal swabs increased the number of viral infections detected by 15%, compared to collection of a nasopharyngeal swab alone. This advantage was most pronounced for detection of influenza, parainfluenza, and adenovirus.
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10.1128/jcm.02605-10

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Hammitt, LL More by this author
Kazungu, S More by this author
Onyango, CO More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of clinical microbiology
Volume:
49
Issue:
6
Pages:
2318-2320
Publication date:
2011-06-05
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EISSN:
1098-660X
ISSN:
0095-1137
URN:
uuid:77dc79e4-2f62-494d-8396-985e650dc378
Source identifiers:
159286
Local pid:
pubs:159286

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