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Pediatric parapneumonic empyema, Spain.

Abstract:

Pediatric parapneumonic empyema (PPE) has been increasing in several countries including Spain. Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major PPE pathogen; however, antimicrobial pretreatment before pleural fluid (PF) sampling frequently results in negative diagnostic cultures, thus greatly underestimating the contribution of pneumococci, especially pneumococci susceptible to antimicrobial agents, to PPE. The study aim was to identify the serotypes and genotypes that cause PPE by using molecular diagno...

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10.3201/eid1409.071094

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Muñoz-Almagro, C More by this author
Arroyo, LA More by this author
Tarrago, D More by this author
Sanchez-Tatay, D More by this author
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Journal:
Emerging infectious diseases
Volume:
14
Issue:
9
Pages:
1390-1397
Publication date:
2008-09-05
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EISSN:
1080-6059
ISSN:
1080-6040
URN:
uuid:be6bc4de-71de-4e25-bb8d-cc88e1a576c3
Source identifiers:
209919
Local pid:
pubs:209919

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