Etiological diagnosis of pneumonia in military conscripts by combined use of bacterial culture and serological methods

Abstract

The combined use of microbiological, serological and clinical laboratory methods was evaluated for etiological diagnosis of pneumonia in 106 military conscripts. Special attention was paid to rapid diagnosis of pneumococcal pneumonia and its differentiation from viral and mycoplasmal pneumonia. The microbial etiology could be established in 91 (86%) of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01962335

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