Clinical relevance of molecular identification of microorganisms and detection of antimicrobial resistance genes in bloodstream infections of paediatric cancer patients

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BACKGROUND Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are the major cause of mortality in cancer patients. Molecular techniques are used for rapid diagnosis of BSI, allowing early therapy and improving survival. We aimed to establish whether real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) could improve early diagnosis and therapy in paediatric cancer patients… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12879-016-1792-8

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@inproceedings{Carlesse2016ClinicalRO, title={Clinical relevance of molecular identification of microorganisms and detection of antimicrobial resistance genes in bloodstream infections of paediatric cancer patients}, author={Fabianne Carlesse and Paola Cappellano and Milene Gonçalves Quiles and Liana Carballo Menezes and Ant{\^o}nio S{\'e}rgio Petrilli and Ant{\^o}nio Carlos Campos Pignatari}, booktitle={BMC infectious diseases}, year={2016} }