The Enhanced Pneumococcal LAMP Assay: A Clinical Tool for the Diagnosis of Meningitis Due to Streptococcus pneumoniae

@inproceedings{Kim2012TheEP,
  title={The Enhanced Pneumococcal LAMP Assay: A Clinical Tool for the Diagnosis of Meningitis Due to Streptococcus pneumoniae},
  author={Dong Wook Kim and Paul E Kilgore and Eun Jin Kim and Soon Ae Kim and Dang Anh and Bai-qing Dong and Jung Soo Kim and Mitsuko Seki},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Streptococcus pneumoniae is a leading cause of invasive bacterial disease in developed and developing countries. We studied the loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) technique to assess its suitability for detecting S. pneumoniae nucleic acid in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We established an improved LAMP assay targeting the lytA gene (Streptococcus pneumoniae [Sp] LAMP). The analytical specificity of the primers was validated by using 32… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 2 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 12 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 23 references

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…