Expanding the Diagnosis of Pediatric Bacteremic Pneumococcal Pneumonia From Blood Cultures to Molecular Methods: Advantages and Caveats

Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Nov 1;51(9):1050-2. doi: 10.1086/656580.

Publication types

  • Comment
  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Bacteremia / complications*
  • Bacteremia / diagnosis*
  • Bacteremia / microbiology
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques / methods
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Community-Acquired Infections / complications
  • Community-Acquired Infections / diagnosis*
  • Community-Acquired Infections / microbiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Molecular Diagnostic Techniques / methods*
  • Pneumonia, Pneumococcal / complications
  • Pneumonia, Pneumococcal / diagnosis*
  • Pneumonia, Pneumococcal / microbiology
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods*
  • Serotyping / methods
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae / classification*
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae / genetics
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae / immunology
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae / isolation & purification