Assessment of the utility of viral culture of cerebrospinal fluid

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Pathology
Creator Petti, Cathy A.; Polage, Christopher R.
Title Assessment of the utility of viral culture of cerebrospinal fluid
Date 2006-12-15
Description Nucleic acid amplification testing is the preferred method to detect enteroviruses and Herpesviridae in cerebrospinal fluid, but clinicians still request viral culture. Review of 22,394 viral cultures of cerebrospinal fluid samples found that <0.1% recovered nonenterovirus, non-Herpesviridae species, suggesting that, when nucleic acid amplification testing is performed, viral culture may have no additional benefit.
Type Text
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Volume 43
First Page 1578
Last Page 1579
Subject Enterovirus Infections; Herpesviridae Infections; Virus Cultivation
Subject MESH Enterovirus; Herpesviridae; Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Polage, C. R. & Petti, C. A. (2006) Assessment of the Utility of Viral Culture of Cerebrospinal Fluid. Clin Infect Dis, 43, 1578-9.
Rights Management (c) University of Chicago Press
Format Medium application/pdf
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-08-30
ID 705538
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