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Culture-Negative Intracerebral Abscesses in Children and Adolescents from <i>Streptococcus anginosus</i> Group Infection: A Case Series

Cathy A. Petti, Keith E. Simmon, Jeffrey Bender, Anne Blaschke, Kathleen A. Webster, Mark F. Conneely, Paul C. Schreckenberger, Thomas C. Origitano and Malliswari Challapalli

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 46, issue 10, pages 1578-1580
Published in print May 2008 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2008 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/587655
Culture-Negative Intracerebral Abscesses in Children and Adolescents from Streptococcus anginosus Group Infection: A Case Series

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We report the use of 16S ribosomal RNA gene amplification and sequencing to diagnose culture-negative intracerebral abscesses in younger patients. These 3 cases demonstrate the optimal application of gene sequencing from direct specimens for patients with negative culture results compromised by antibacterial therapy but histories highly suggestive of acute bacterial infection.

Journal Article.  2074 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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