Environmental Contamination Leading to False-Positive Polymerase Chain Reaction for Pertussis

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1994 Oct;13(10):936-7. doi: 10.1097/00006454-199410000-00020.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Bordetella pertussis / isolation & purification*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Environmental Pollutants
  • Equipment Contamination
  • False Positive Reactions*
  • Humans
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction* / methods
  • Whooping Cough / diagnosis

Substances

  • Environmental Pollutants