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Molecular diagnostic assays for the detection of common bacterial meningitis pathogens: a narrative review

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Bacterial meningitis is a major global cause of morbidity and mortality. Rapid identification of the aetiological agent of meningitis is essential for clinical and public health management and disease prevention given the wide range of pathogens that cause the clinical syndrome and the availability of vaccines that protect against some, but not all, of these. Since microbiological culture is complex, slow, and often impacted by prior antimicrobial treatment of the patient, molecular diagnosti...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.ebiom.2021.103274

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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
EBioMedicine Journal website
Volume:
65
Article number:
103274
Publication date:
2021-03-12
Acceptance date:
2021-02-22
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EISSN:
2352-3964
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English
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Pubs id:
1163219
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pubs:1163219
Deposit date:
2021-02-23

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