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Braz J Infect Dis. 2007 Apr;11(2):246-8.

Community-acquired pneumonia in the childhood: analysis of the diagnostic methods.

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Adolfo Lutz Institute, Avenida Dr. Arnaldo 355, 01246-902 São Paulo, SP, Brazil. hrequejo@uol.com.br

Abstract

Immunological assays such as CIE, LA, and Dot-ELISA were compared in order to diagnose community-acquired pneumonia. Serum, pleural fluid and urine samples were comparatively employed for bacterial antigen detection. Dot-ELISA proved to be an original and practical alternative procedure for detecting bacterial polysaccharide antigens from pleural fluid and/or concentrated urine samples, providing a rapid diagnosis for pediatric patients with community-acquired pneumonia.

PMID:
17625771
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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