• Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Meningitis and Encephalitis-Biofire

    9 days ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

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  • Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Meningitis and Encephalitis-BioFire

    Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Meningitis and Encephalitis-BioFire

    9 days ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Meningitis and encephalitis are important causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Patients suspected of having ME are often hospitalized and started on empiric antimicrobial treatment, because of the potential adverse consequences of delaying the diagnosis or treatment. Multiplexed polymerase chain reaction panels are one of several rapid diagnostic technologies that have the potential to overcome some of the limitations of conventional diagnostic methods for ME. The BioFire FilmArray Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel was the first Food and Drug Administration-cleared multiplex polymerase...
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