Viruses and bacteria in sputum samples of children with community-acquired pneumonia.

@article{Honkinen2012VirusesAB,
  title={Viruses and bacteria in sputum samples of children with community-acquired pneumonia.},
  author={Maria Honkinen and Elina Lahti and Riikka {\"O}sterback and Olli Ruuskanen and Matti E. Waris},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={300-7}
}
Few comprehensive studies have searched for viruses and bacteria in children with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). We identified 76 children hospitalized for pneumonia. Induced sputum samples were analysed for 18 viruses by antigen detection and PCR, and for six bacteria by culture and PCR. Viruses were found in 72% of samples, bacteria in 91%, and both in 66%. Rhinovirus (30%), human bocavirus (18%) and human metapneumovirus (14%) were the most commonly detected viruses. Two viruses were… CONTINUE READING

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