L. Andersson

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The commercial polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, SeptiFast, is designed to identify the DNA of individual bacterial and fungal pathogens in whole blood. We aimed to evaluate the usefulness of the test for the detection of community-onset bloodstream infections. We prospectively included adult patients who were subjected to blood culture (BC) at an(More)
Human rhinovirus (HRV) is a highly prevalent pathogen and a major cause of acute respiratory tract infection (ARTI). HRV express less seasonality than other viral ARTIs, which typically appear as seasonal epidemics lasting for 1–2 months. The aim of this study was to investigate the seasonal patterns of HRV types over four consecutive years in one(More)
A lack of sensitive tests and difficulties obtaining representative samples contribute to the challenge in identifying etiology in pneumonia. Upper respiratory tract swabs can be easily collected and analyzed with real-time PCR (rtPCR). Common pathogens such as S. pneumoniae and H. influenzae can both colonize and infect the respiratory tract, complicating(More)
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