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Improved Diagnostic Performance of an Immunofluorescence-based Rapid Antigen Detection Test for Group A Streptococci in Children With Pharyngitis

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Pfeifer, Ulrich
Published in Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2018, vol. 37, no. 3, p. 206-211
Abstract Accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment of group A streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis are important to prevent complications. Most available rapid antigen detection tests (RADTs) have shown excellent specificity but often lack sensitivity. Our objective was to compare the diagnostic performances of a new fluorescence-based immunoassay and a classic immunochromatographic RADT using standard throat culture or polymerase chain reaction as references.
Keywords AdolescentAntigensBacterialChildChildPreschoolFemaleFluorescent Antibody Technique/methodsHumansMalePharyngitis/diagnosis/immunology/microbiologyPrevalenceProspective StudiesReproducibility of ResultsSensitivity and SpecificityStreptococcal Infections/diagnosis/epidemiology/immunology/microbiologyStreptococcus pyogenes/immunologyStreptococcalGroup A streptococciPharyngitisChildrenRapid antigen detection test
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PMID: 29135828
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Research group Etiologie des pneumonies et marqueurs inflammatoires chez l'enfant fébrile (183)
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LACROIX, Laurence Elisabeth et al. Improved Diagnostic Performance of an Immunofluorescence-based Rapid Antigen Detection Test for Group A Streptococci in Children With Pharyngitis. In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 2018, vol. 37, n° 3, p. 206-211. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001825 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:128380

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