Hélène Magentie

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The aim of the study was to evaluate the Binax Now rapid immunochromatographic test (ICT) for the detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae urinary antigen in children suffering from potentially pneumococcal infections. A total of 287 patients, with a median age of 34.9 months and divided into 3 groups, were studied; the first group of patients with a suspected(More)
Streptococcus pneumoniae is responsible for many infectious conditions but probably with an underestimated incidence especially because of the fragility of the bacteria. The present study has evaluated a new test which detects a pneumococcal antigen in urine (Now S.p Binax). Urine samples from 181 children and 40 adults have been tested. All the patients(More)
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