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Arch Dis Child. 2002 May;86(5):372-3.

Rapid painless diagnosis of viral respiratory infection.

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Division of Pediatric Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. mm.ipp@utoronto.ca

Abstract

The concordance of nasal compared with nasopharyngeal swabs was assessed for the diagnosis of respiratory viral infections, and the degree of discomfort associated with each procedure was compared. The use of nasal swabs was shown to be as accurate but significantly less painful than nasopharyngeal swabs for virus diagnosis.

PMID:
11970936
PMCID:
PMC1751116
DOI:
10.1136/adc.86.5.372
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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