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Title: Detection of bacterial antigen in cerebrospinal fluid in patients with bacterial meningitis: a literature review.
Authors: Somporn Srifuengfung
Kulkunya Chokephaibulkit
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2010
Citation: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet. Vol.93 Suppl 5, (2010)
Abstract: Rapid detection of bacterial pathogen causing meningitis is very important to guide antimicrobial therapy before the standard culture result is available. Other than gram stain, one of the most useful rapid methods is the detection of bacterial antigen in cerebrospinal fluid. This article reviewed the methods of bacterial antigen detection for diagnosis of meningitis as well as a microbiology aspect of this life-threatening disease.
ISSN: 01252208
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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