Advances in molecular diagnostic testing for central nervous system infections

@article{Houlihan2019AdvancesIM,
  title={Advances in molecular diagnostic testing for central nervous system infections},
  author={Catherine F Houlihan and Tehmina Bharucha and Judith Breuer},
  journal={Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases},
  year={2019},
  volume={32},
  pages={244–250}
}
Purpose of review Central nervous system (CNS) infections present an ongoing diagnostic challenge for clinicians, with an aetiological agent remaining unidentified in the majority of cases even in high-income settings. This review summarizes developments in a range of diagnostic methods published in the past 18 months. Recent findings Several commercial assays exist for the detection of viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens using single multiplex PCR. Multicentre validation of the Biofire… 

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