Utility of PCR amplification and DNA microarray hybridization of 16S rDNA for rapid diagnosis of bacteremia associated with hematological diseases.


OBJECTIVES The rapid diagnosis of bacteremia is crucial for patient management including the choice of antimicrobial therapy, especially in cases of hematological disease, because neutropenia occurs frequently during antineoplastic chemotherapy or disease progression. We describe a rapid detection and identification system that uses universal PCR primers to… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2012.10.010

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