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The Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health Project: A 21st Century Childhood Pneumonia Etiology Study

Orin S. Levine, Katherine L. O’Brien, Maria Deloria-Knoll, David R. Murdoch, Daniel R. Feikin, Andrea N. DeLuca, Amanda J. Driscoll, Henry C. Baggett, W. Abdullah Brooks, Stephen R. C. Howie, Karen L. Kotloff, Shabir A. Madhi, Susan A. Maloney, Samba Sow, Donald M. Thea and J. Anthony Scott

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 54, issue suppl_2, pages S93-S101
Published in print April 2012 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2012 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/cir1052
The Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health Project: A 21st Century Childhood Pneumonia Etiology Study

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The Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) project is a 7-country, standardized, comprehensive evaluation of the etiologic agents causing severe pneumonia in children from developing countries. During previous etiology studies, between one-quarter and one-third of patients failed to yield an obvious etiology; PERCH will employ and evaluate previously unavailable innovative, more sensitive diagnostic techniques. Innovative and rigorous epidemiologic and analytic methods will be used to establish the causal association between presence of potential pathogens and pneumonia. By strategic selection of study sites that are broadly representative of regions with the greatest burden of childhood pneumonia, PERCH aims to provide data that reflect the epidemiologic situation in developing countries in 2015, using pneumococcal and Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccines. PERCH will also address differences in host, environmental, and/or geographic factors that might determine pneumonia etiology and, by preserving specimens, will generate a resource for future research and pathogen discovery.

Journal Article.  5283 words.  Illustrated.

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

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