Rapid diagnosis of pneumococcal meningitis: implications for treatment and measuring disease burden.

@article{Saha2005RapidDO,
  title={Rapid diagnosis of pneumococcal meningitis: implications for treatment and measuring disease burden.},
  author={Samir K. Saha and G L Darmstadt and Noboru Yamanaka and Dewan Sakhawat Billal and Tania Nasreen and Maksuda Islam and Davidson H Hamer},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={24 12},
  pages={1093-8}
}
BACKGROUND Streptococcus pneumoniae is the leading cause of childhood pneumonia and meningitis worldwide. Isolation of this organism, however, is uncommon in resource-poor countries, in part because of extensive use of prior antibiotics. A rapid, highly sensitive immunochromatographic test (ICT) for S. pneumoniae was evaluated for the diagnosis of meningitis. METHODS Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from 450 children with suspected meningitis was tested with ICT, and results were compared with CSF… CONTINUE READING

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