Latex particle agglutination test in the diagnosis of Haemophilus influenzae type B, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis A and C meningitis in infants and children.

@article{Camargos1995LatexPA,
  title={Latex particle agglutination test in the diagnosis of Haemophilus influenzae type B, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis A and C meningitis in infants and children.},
  author={Paulo Camargos and Manuella S Sampaio Almeida and Itapema Cardoso and Guido Lemos de Souza Filho and Dino Martini Filho and Jacob Martins and Kleber W .R Batista and Ricardo de Castro Silva and Cecilia Maria Martins Antunes},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={48 10},
  pages={
          1245-50
        }
}
The knowledge of purulent meningitis etiology is essential in deciding the immediate therapy; in developing countries, however, the etiological agent identification does not reach 60% of the cases. A comparative study using the latex particle agglutination test (LPAT) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for the diagnosis of meningitis due to Haemophilus influenzae type b, Streptococcus pneumoniae or Neisseria meningitidis A and C was carried out in Belo Horizonte MG, Brazil. CSF culture was used as a… CONTINUE READING

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