Project Description

The Aetiology of pneumonia from analysis of Lung aspirate and Pleural fluid samples: Findings from the PERCH study.

Background: An improved understanding of childhood pneumonia aetiology is required to inform prevention and treatment strategies. Lung aspiration is the gold standard specimen for pneumonia diagnostics. We report findings from analyses of lung and pleural aspirates collected in the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) study.

Author List: Ebruke BE, Knoll MD, Haddix M, Zaman SMA, Prosperi C, Feikin DR, Hammitt LL, Levine OS, O’Brien KL, R Murdoch D, Brooks WA, Scott JAG, Kotloff KL, Madhi SA, Thea DM, Baillie VL, Chisti MJ, Dione M, J Driscoll A, Fancourt N, Karron RA, Le TT, Mohamed S, Moore DP, C Morpeth S, Mwaba J, Mwansa J, Shahid ASMSB, Sow SO, Tapia MD, Antonio M, Howie SRC.

Journal Name: Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 25:ciaa1032. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1032. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32710751.

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