Low yield by molecular detection of Chlamydophila pneumoniae in respiratory samples in Belgium questioning its etiological role in respiratory tract infections.561

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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The actual burden of respiratory infections due to Chlamydophila pneumoniae is difficult to assess due to the major differences in positivity rates between PCR- and serology-based methods. The aim of the current study was to objectively analyse the yield of PCRs for the detection of C. pneumoniae in respiratory samples and to evaluate the additional value of performing laboratory diagnosis for C. pneumoniae in a setting of respiratory infection. The data based on routine analysis of respiratory samples with request for C. pneumoniae detection were collected from 4 large Belgian hospitals du…

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