The Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health Project: A 21st Century Childhood Pneumonia Etiology Study

@inproceedings{Levine2012ThePE,
  title={The Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health Project: A 21st Century Childhood Pneumonia Etiology Study},
  author={Orin S Levine and Katherine L. O’Brien and Maria Deloria-Knoll and David Roger Murdoch and Daniel R Feikin and Andrea DeLuca and Amanda J. Driscoll and Henry C. Baggett and William L A Brooks and Stephen R. C. Howie and Karen L. Kotloff and Shabir A Madhi and Susan A. Maloney and Samba Sow and Donald M. Thea and J. Anthony G. Scott},
  booktitle={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2012}
}
The Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) project is a 7-country, standardized, comprehensive evaluation of the etiologic agents causing severe pneumonia in children from developing countries. During previous etiology studies, between one-quarter and one-third of patients failed to yield an obvious etiology; PERCH will employ and evaluate previously unavailable innovative, more sensitive diagnostic techniques. Innovative and rigorous epidemiologic and analytic methods will be… CONTINUE READING
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