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Rapid diagnosis of bacteremic pneumococcal infections in adults by using the Binax NOW Streptococcus pneumoniae urinary antigen test: a prospective, controlled clinical evaluation.

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The diagnosis of severe pneumococcal infections is inadequate, relying heavily on culture of Streptococcus pneumoniae from blood or other normally sterile fluids, and is severely limited by prior administration of antibiotics. We evaluated prospectively the Binax NOW S. pneumoniae urinary antigen test, a rapid immunochromatographic assay, for the diagnosis of bacteremic pneumococcal infections in hospitalized adult patients. Antigen was detected in 88 of 107 cases overall, resulting in a test...

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Journal:
Journal of clinical microbiology
Volume:
41
Issue:
7
Pages:
2810-2813
Publication date:
2003-07-05
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EISSN:
1098-660X
ISSN:
0095-1137
URN:
uuid:cb9dac1d-f420-4693-bf19-aa61c75b8d1e
Source identifiers:
317058
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pubs:317058

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