Molecular Techniques in the Diagnosis of Central Nervous System Infections.

@article{Lu2002MolecularTI,
  title={Molecular Techniques in the Diagnosis of Central Nervous System Infections.},
  author={Hongzhou Lu and Karen C. Bloch and Yi-wei Tang},
  journal={Current infectious disease reports},
  year={2002},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={
          339-350
        }
}
Development of polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based molecular techniques has initiated a revolution in the field of diagnostic microbiology. These techniques have not only provided rapid, noninvasive detection of microorganisms that cause central nervous system (CNS) infections, but have also demonstrated that several neurologic disorders are linked to infectious agents. While PCR-based techniques are predicted to be widely used in diagnosing and monitoring CNS infections, the limitations, as… CONTINUE READING
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