Comparative study of amplicor Mycobacterium PCR and conventional methods for the diagnosis of pleuritis caused by mycobacterial infection.

@article{Mitarai2000ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative study of amplicor Mycobacterium PCR and conventional methods for the diagnosis of pleuritis caused by mycobacterial infection.},
  author={Satoshi Mitarai and Hideki Shishido and Atsuyuki Kurashima and Atsumu Tamura and Hideaki Nagai},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2000},
  volume={4 9},
  pages={871-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the clinical significance of the Amplicor Mycobacterium system for the diagnosis of mycobacterial infection in patients with pleural fluid, and to compare its usefulness with that of conventional smear and culture methods. DESIGN Pleural fluid specimens were obtained randomly from in-patients admitted to National Tokyo Hospital between January and December 1996. All the patients were diagnosed with bacterial, histopathological and clinical gold standard. The sensitivity… CONTINUE READING

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