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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.


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.


Arthritis; FilmArray; Multiplex; Pleural; Pneumonia; Synovial

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