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Role of polymerase chain reaction as an early diagnostic tool for neonatal bacterial sepsis

Role of polymerase chain reaction as an early diagnostic tool for neonatal bacterial sepsis 160 Original article Role of polymerase chain reaction as an early diagnostic tool for neonatal bacterial sepsis a a b Samar S. Shaat , Soraya A. El Shazly , Mohamed M. Badr Eldin , b a Shahira S. Barakat and Mona H. Hashish Department of Microbiology, High Institute of Public Background Health and Department of Pediatrics, Faculty Neonatal bacterial sepsis is a challenging disease that needs to be detected early. As of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt it is a life-threatening condition, the use of an approach that could be more rapid than Correspondence to Samar S. Shaat, MPH, Department standard culture and identification techniques for detection of neonatal sepsis would of Microbiology, High Institute of Public Health, 165 El-Horeya Avenue, Alexandria, Egypt be highly desirable. Tel: + 20 122 4082510; fax: + 02 03 4288436; Objective e-mail: dr.samarshaat@yahoo.com The aim of this work was to assess the effectiveness of the PCR technique compared with blood culture for the early detection of bacterial sepsis. Received 3 April 2013 Participants and methods Accepted 31 August 2013 This study included 50 neonates with suspected sepsis. A blood sample was Journal of the Egyptian Public Health collected and divided into two parts: http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association Wolters Kluwer Health

Role of polymerase chain reaction as an early diagnostic tool for neonatal bacterial sepsis

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Copyright
© 2013 Egyptian Public Health Association
ISSN
0013-2446
DOI
10.1097/01.EPX.0000441294.14692.4c
pmid
24374951

Abstract

160 Original article Role of polymerase chain reaction as an early diagnostic tool for neonatal bacterial sepsis a a b Samar S. Shaat , Soraya A. El Shazly , Mohamed M. Badr Eldin , b a Shahira S. Barakat and Mona H. Hashish Department of Microbiology, High Institute of Public Background Health and Department of Pediatrics, Faculty Neonatal bacterial sepsis is a challenging disease that needs to be detected early. As of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt it is a life-threatening condition, the use of an approach that could be more rapid than Correspondence to Samar S. Shaat, MPH, Department standard culture and identification techniques for detection of neonatal sepsis would of Microbiology, High Institute of Public Health, 165 El-Horeya Avenue, Alexandria, Egypt be highly desirable. Tel: + 20 122 4082510; fax: + 02 03 4288436; Objective e-mail: dr.samarshaat@yahoo.com The aim of this work was to assess the effectiveness of the PCR technique compared with blood culture for the early detection of bacterial sepsis. Received 3 April 2013 Participants and methods Accepted 31 August 2013 This study included 50 neonates with suspected sepsis. A blood sample was Journal of the Egyptian Public Health collected and divided into two parts:

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Journal of the Egyptian Public Health AssociationWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Dec 1, 2013

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