[Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections: retrospective study in Basse-Normandie, 1997-2005. Epidemiology--diagnostic utility of serology and PCR for a rapid diagnostic].

@article{PetitjeanLecherbonnier2006MycoplasmaPI,
  title={[Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections: retrospective study in Basse-Normandie, 1997-2005. Epidemiology--diagnostic utility of serology and PCR for a rapid diagnostic].},
  author={Jo{\"e}lle Petitjean-Lecherbonnier and Astrid Vabret and St{\'e}phanie Gouarin and Julia Dina and Lo{\"i}c J Legrand and François Freymuth},
  journal={Pathologie-biologie},
  year={2006},
  volume={54 10},
  pages={603-11}
}
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to evaluate the epidemiology of Mycoplasma pneumoniae (Mpn) infections in Basse-Normandie by a retrospective analysis of serological and PCR data, and to confirm the diagnostic utility of PCR and serology. METHODS From 1997 to August 2005, 6156 serum samples and 6123 respiratory tract samples were collected from hospitalised patients and evaluated for the diagnosis of Mpn infection by PCR, serological assays, or by the two tests. During the epidemic… CONTINUE READING