Urinary detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen for diagnosis of pneumonia.

@article{Farina2002UrinaryDO,
  title={Urinary detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen for diagnosis of pneumonia.},
  author={Claudio Farina and Marco Arosio and Francesca Vailati and Fabio Moioli and A. Goglio},
  journal={The new microbiologica},
  year={2002},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={259-63}
}
Streptococcus pneumoniae is one of most common causes of community-acquired pneumonia. We evaluated a newly available rapid immunochromatographic test to detect S. pneumoniae in urine samples verifying its importance in the diagnosis of pneumococcal pneumonia. Our data, obtained from 104 patients with community-acquired pneumonia, show that Now S. pneumoniae Urinary Test is characterized by a sensitivity value of 77.7%, a specifity of 98.8%: positive and negative predictive values are 93.3% and… CONTINUE READING

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