2016 Article - "Underdiagnosing of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections as revealed by use of a respiratory multiplex PCR panel" (limited access)

Summary: We compared a multiplex PCR diagnostic approach against specific PCR diagnosis for detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. Seventy-five percent of all M. pneumoniae infections were only detected “unintentionally” by the use of the multiplex PCR indicating underdiagnosing of M. pneumoniae due to absence of clinical suspicion.

Kit used: FTD Respiratory pathogens 21
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