Incidence of respiratory pathogens in persons hospitalized with pneumonia in two provinces in Thailand.

@article{Olsen2010IncidenceOR,
  title={Incidence of respiratory pathogens in persons hospitalized with pneumonia in two provinces in Thailand.},
  author={Sonja Olsen and Somsak Thamthitiwat and Somrak Chantra and Malinee Chittaganpitch and Alicia M. Fry and James Mark Simmerman and Henry C. Baggett and Teresa C. T. Peret and Dean E Erdman and Roger B J Benson and Deborah F. Talkington and Leroy L Thacker and Maria L. Tondella and Jonas M Winchell and Barry Fields and William L. Nicholson and Samuel Maloney and Leonard Francis Peruski and Kumnuan Ungchusak and Pathom Sawanpanyalert and Scott F Dowell},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2010},
  volume={138 12},
  pages={1811-22}
}
Although pneumonia is a leading cause of death from infectious disease worldwide, comprehensive information about its causes and incidence in low- and middle-income countries is lacking. Active surveillance of hospitalized patients with pneumonia is ongoing in Thailand. Consenting patients are tested for seven bacterial and 14 viral respiratory pathogens by PCR and viral culture on nasopharyngeal swab specimens, serology on acute/convalescent sera, sputum smears and antigen detection tests on… CONTINUE READING

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