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Mycopathologia. 2011 Apr;171(4):285-9. doi: 10.1007/s11046-010-9371-9. Epub 2010 Oct 7.

Meningeal coccidioidomycosis diagnosed by real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis of cerebrospinal fluid.

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Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Division of Clinical Microbiology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

Abstract

We describe two cases of coccidioidal meningitis (CM) diagnosed using real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis of cerebrospinal fluid. These cases highlight the promise of PCR as a diagnostic method to assist in the rapid diagnosis of CM.

PMID:
20924686
DOI:
10.1007/s11046-010-9371-9
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