Rapid diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia using the BacT/Alert 3D system.

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We compared BacT/Alert 3D with conventional culture for the diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of the isolates was performed with the disk diffusion method, and the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) was calculated. Automation was superior in terms of recovery and time to detect pathogens. The bacterial… (More)

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@article{Capoor2006RapidDO, title={Rapid diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia using the BacT/Alert 3D system.}, author={Malini Rajinder Capoor and Deepthi Mohan Nair and Pushpa Aggarwal and B. M. Gupta}, journal={The Brazilian journal of infectious diseases : an official publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases}, year={2006}, volume={10 5}, pages={352-6} }