Improvement of Legionnaires' disease diagnosis using real-time PCR assay: a retrospective analysis, Italy, 2010 to 2015.

ConclusionRegardless of the real-time PCR assay used, it was possible to diagnose LD cases with higher sensitivity than using culture or UAT. These data encourage the adoption of PCR as routine laboratory testing to diagnose LD and such methods should be eligible to define a confirmed LD case. PMID: 30563592 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Euro Surveill - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

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Source: Annual Review of Pathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Annu Rev Pathol Source Type: research
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Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
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Condition:   Legionnaires' Disease Intervention:   Other: Data extraction from medical files Sponsor:   Dr Philippe CLEVENBERGH Completed
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Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - Category: Science Authors: Tags: PNAS Plus Source Type: research
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