Pneumococcal Colonisation Rates in Patients Admitted to a UK Hospital with Lower Respiratory Tract Infection - a prospective case-control study

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Collins, Andrea; Johnstone, Catherine M K; Gritzfeld, Jenna; Banyard, Antonia; Hancock, Carole; Wright, Angela; Macfarlane, Laura; Ferreira, Daniela; Gordon, Stephen;
(2016)
  • Publisher: American Society of Microbiology
  • Subject: wf_140 | wc_217 | wb_141
    mesheuropmc: respiratory tract diseases

BACKGROUND\ud Current diagnostic tests are ineffective at identifying the aetiological pathogen in hospitalised adults with lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI). The association of pneumococcal colonisation with disease has been suggested as a means to increase diag... View more
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