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Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Nov;14(11):1784-6. doi: 10.3201/eid1411.080589.

Metagenomic diagnosis of bacterial infections.

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International Research Center for Infectious Diseases, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Suita, Japan.

Abstract

To test the ability of high-throughput DNA sequencing to detect bacterial pathogens, we used it on DNA from a patient's feces during and after diarrheal illness. Sequences showing best matches for Campylobacter jejuni were detected only in the illness sample. Various bacteria may be detectable with this metagenomic approach.

PMID:
18976571
PMCID:
PMC2630750
DOI:
10.3201/eid1411.080589
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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