Enhancing pathogen identification in patients with meningitis and a negative Gram stain using the BioFire FilmArray® Meningitis/Encephalitis panel

@article{Wootton2016EnhancingPI,
  title={Enhancing pathogen identification in patients with meningitis and a negative Gram stain using the BioFire FilmArray® Meningitis/Encephalitis panel},
  author={Susan H. Wootton and Elizabeth Andrea Aguilera and Lucrecia Salazar and Andrew C. Hemmert and Rodrigo Hasbun},
  journal={Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials},
  year={2016},
  volume={15},
  pages={1-4}
}
BackgroundMeningitis with a negative cerebrospinal (CSF) Gram stain represents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the performance of the BioFire FilmArray® Meningitis/Encephalitis (FA ME) panel in patients presenting with community-acquired meningitis with a negative Gram stain.MethodsCSF from 48 patients with community-acquired meningitis with a negative Gram stain admitted to four hospitals in Houston, TX underwent additional testing by the FA ME… CONTINUE READING
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