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A polymerase chain reaction-enzyme immunoassay for diagnosis of pneumococcal meningitis in children and adults.

Authors
  • John, A J
  • Lalitha, M K
  • Cherian, T
  • Pai, R
  • Thomas, K
  • Steinhoff, M C
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Indian Journal of Medical Research
Publisher
Medknow Publications
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2001
Volume
113
Pages
48–52
Identifiers
PMID: 21910284
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

sensitivity and specificity of 84.6 and 95.8 per cent respectively were observed with PCR-EIA. It seems to be a good tool for the diagnosis of pneumococcal meningitis especially in cases of partially treated pyogenic meningitis.

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