Vincent Debarnot

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We conducted a prospective pilot study over a 1-year period in New Caledonia in preparation for the Pneumonia Research for Child Health (PERCH) project. The pathogens associated with hospitalized lower respiratory infections in children were identified through the use of culture of induced sputum and blood, urinary antigen detection, polymerase chain(More)
Background Worldwide, lower respiratory infections (LRIs) are the most frequent cause of death in children under 5 years. The Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) project is a large, multi-center case-control study of hospitalized pediatric patients with severe LRI to determine the etiology and risk factors associated with the syndrome. By(More)
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