Diagnosis of acute respiratory tract infections: serology and new methods.

  • Harald Mauch
  • Published 1996 in
    Clinical microbiology and infection : the…


No test is available that can identify all potential pathogens in acute respiratory tract infections. Each diagnostic test is associated with limitations with respect to sensitivity and/or specificity and/or speed, and thus a combination of tests has to be used. Even so, no etiologic agent is found in 30--60% of cases. The following methods are recommended… (More)


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