Comparative analysis of PCR versus culture for diagnosis of ulceroglandular tularemia.

@article{Johansson2000ComparativeAO,
  title={Comparative analysis of PCR versus culture for diagnosis of ulceroglandular tularemia.},
  author={A. Johansson and Lennart Berglund and Ulrika Eriksson and Ingela G{\"o}ransson and Ralfh Wollin and Mats Forsman and Arne T{\"a}rnvik and Anders Sj{\"o}stedt},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={22-6}
}
PCR and culture were comparatively evaluated for their abilities to demonstrate Francisella tularensis in wound specimens from tularemia patients during an outbreak in Sweden in 1998. For transport of the specimens used for PCR, a buffer solution containing a nuclease inhibitor was used, and for transport of the specimens used for culture, a commercial transport system was selected after experimental comparison of various systems. Of 40 patients with culture- and/or serology-verified… CONTINUE READING