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Validation of nasopharyngeal sampling and culture techniques for detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae in children in Kenya.

Abstract:
We compared nasopharyngeal swabs against nasal wash cultures for detecting colonizing pneumococci and examined the effect of frozen storage in skim milk-tryptone-glucose-glycerin on culture. Among the 55 children with positive nasal wash cultures, swab cultures were positive for 47 (85%). Of the 96 swabs positive on direct plating, 94 (98%) were positive when recultured after freezing.
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10.1128/jcm.01393-07

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of clinical microbiology More from this journal
Volume:
45
Issue:
10
Pages:
3408-3410
Publication date:
2007-10-01
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EISSN:
1098-660X
ISSN:
0095-1137
Language:
English
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pubs:72443
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uuid:e70ae936-2920-43d8-983d-0ce8c0fc091f
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pubs:72443
Source identifiers:
72443
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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