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IDCases. 2016 Jun 22;5:27-8. doi: 10.1016/j.idcr.2016.05.006. eCollection 2016.

Detection of bacterial pathogens in synovial and pleural fluid with the FilmArray Blood Culture Identification System.

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First Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, "Aghia Sophia" Children's Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Abstract

We report the use of FilmArray Blood Culture Identification (BCID) multiplex PCR system for pathogen detection from a child with septic arthritis that Streptococcus pyogenes was identified directly from synovial fluid and a child with complicated pneumonia with pleural effusion that Streptococcus pneumoniae was identified from pleural fluid.

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Arthritis; FilmArray; Multiplex; Pleural; Pneumonia; Synovial

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