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From:Archives of Disease in Childhood (Vol. 86, Issue 6) Peer-ReviewedBackground: The clinical diagnosis of meningococcal disease (MCD) can be difficult. Nan-culture methods like the previous ELISA meningacoccal PCR improved case confirmation rates, but were not ideal. A Taqman...
From:Archives of Disease in Childhood (Vol. 86, Issue 4) Peer-ReviewedArch Dis Child 2002;86:282-285 Background: rocalcitonin (PCT), a precursor of calcitanin, is a recognised marker of bacterial sepsis, and high concentrations correlate with the severity of sepsis. PCT has been...
From:Archives of Disease in Childhood (Vol. 86, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedAims: To determine bacterial loads in meningococcal disease (MCD), their relation with disease severity, and the factors which determine bacterial load. Methods: Meningococcal DNA quantification was performed by the...
From:Current Paediatrics (Vol. 15, Issue 4) Peer-ReviewedIntroduction: Rapid laboratory diagnosis of meningococcal disease (MCD) can contribute both to patient care, especially where the diagnosis is uncertain, and prophylaxis of contacts. Rapid antigen testing on serum (RAT)...
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