DETERMINATION OF THE PREVALENCE OF VIRAL, BACTERIAL AND FUNGAL PATHOGENS CAUSING MENINGITIS BY USING MULTIPLEX REAL-TIME POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION


ŞİRİN M. C. , GÖKTAŞ S.

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.34, no.1, pp.127-132, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.19193/0393-6384_2018_1_21
  • Title of Journal : ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Page Numbers: pp.127-132
  • Keywords: cerebrospinal fluid, meningitis, multiplex PCR, prevalence, CENTRAL-NERVOUS-SYSTEM, INFLUENZAE TYPE-B, STREPTOCOCCUS-PNEUMONIAE, NEISSERIA-MENINGITIDIS, ASEPTIC-MENINGITIS, PCR, DIAGNOSIS, INFECTIONS, ENTEROVIRUSES, CULTURE

Abstract

Introduction: This retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence of viral, bacterial, and fungal pathogens by using a multiplex real-time PCR assay in patients with suspected meningitis in Istanbul, Turkey.