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The role of postmortem studies in pneumonia etiology research.

Abstract:

The diagnosis of etiology in severe pneumonia remains a challenging area. Postmortem lung tissue potentially increases the sensitivity of investigations for identification of causative pathogens in fatal cases of pneumonia and can confirm antemortem microbiological diagnoses. Tissue sampling allows assessment of histological patterns of disease and ancillary immunohistochemical or molecular diagnostic techniques. It may also enhance the recognition of noninfectious conditions that clinically ...

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10.1093/cid/cir1062

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume:
54 Suppl 2
Issue:
SUPPL. 2
Pages:
S165-S171
Publication date:
2012-04-05
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EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
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uuid:f828630d-62b4-4699-9abb-de00ffa0d288
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320277
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pubs:320277

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