Evaluation of a rapid urine antigen assay for the detection of invasive pneumococcal disease in children.

@article{Neuman2003EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a rapid urine antigen assay for the detection of invasive pneumococcal disease in children.},
  author={Mark I. Neuman and Marvin B. Harper},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2003},
  volume={112 6 Pt 1},
  pages={1279-82}
}
OBJECTIVE Streptococcus pneumoniae remains the most common cause of occult bacteremia, bacterial pneumonia, and meningitis in young febrile children. We sought to determine the utility of a pneumococcal urine antigen assay among young febrile children at varying risk of invasive pneumococcal disease. METHODS We prospectively enrolled 5 groups of children… CONTINUE READING