Pleural antigen assay in the diagnosis of pediatric pneumococcal empyema.

@article{MartinnTorres2012PleuralAA,
  title={Pleural antigen assay in the diagnosis of pediatric pneumococcal empyema.},
  author={Federico Martin{\'o}n-Torres and Silvia Dosil-Gallardo and Mar{\'i}a Luisa P{\'e}rez del Molino-Bernal and Fernanda Pardo S{\'a}nchez and David Tarrag{\'o} and Fernando Alvez and Sonia P{\'e}rtega D{\'i}az and Nazareth Martin{\'o}n-Torres and J Mar{\'i}a Martin{\'o}n S{\'a}nchez},
  journal={Journal of critical care},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={
          321.e1-4
        }
}
PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to assess the diagnostic value of rapid pneumococcal antigen detection (PAD) in pleural fluid samples of children with empyema. MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed a prospective evaluation in a pediatric intensive care unit of a tertiary university hospital of children aged 1 month to 14 years admitted with empyema. Standard cultures (conventional microbiological culture [CMC]), PAD by immunochromatographic testing (Binax NOW Streptococcus pneumoniae; Binax… Expand
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