Laboratory diagnosis of pneumonia in the molecular age.

  title={Laboratory diagnosis of pneumonia in the molecular age.},
  author={Antoni Torres and Nelson L. S. Lee and Catia Cill{\'o}niz and Jordi Vila and M van der Eerden},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={48 6},
Pneumonia remains a worldwide health problem with a high rate of morbidity and mortality. Identification of microbial pathogens which cause pneumonia is an important area for optimum clinical management of pneumonia patients and is a big challenge for conventional microbiological methods. The development and implementation of molecular diagnostic tests for… CONTINUE READING