Polymerase-chain-reaction-based diagnosis of viral pulmonary infections in immunocompromised children.

@article{Kadmon2013PolymerasechainreactionbasedDO,
  title={Polymerase-chain-reaction-based diagnosis of viral pulmonary infections in immunocompromised children.},
  author={Gili Kadmon and Itzhak Levy and Michal Mandelboim and Elhanan Nahum and Jerry Stein and Sara Dovrat and Tommy M Schonfeld},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2013},
  volume={102 6},
  pages={e263-8}
}
AIM Viral pneumonia is a serious complication in immunocompromised children. Its aetiology is difficult to identify owing to the limitations of conventional microbiological tests. The aim of this study was to determine whether polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays for respiratory viruses increase the diagnostic yield of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) in immunocompromised children. METHODS BAL samples obtained from immunocompromised children hospitalized with pneumonia were processed for… CONTINUE READING