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Urinary detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen for diagnosis of pneumonia.
New Microbiol. 2002 Apr; 25(2):259-63.NM

Abstract

Streptococcus pneumoniae is one of most common causes of community-acquired pneumonia. We evaluated a newly available rapid immunochromatographic test to detect S. pneumoniae in urine samples verifying its importance in the diagnosis of pneumococcal pneumonia. Our data, obtained from 104 patients with community-acquired pneumonia, show that Now S. pneumoniae Urinary Test is characterized by a sensitivity value of 77.7%, a specifity of 98.8%: positive and negative predictive values are 93.3% and 95.5%, respectively. In conclusion, Now S. pneumoniae Urinary Test should be a useful test to establish the etiology of community-acquired pneumonia.

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Microbiology Institute, Azienda Ospedaliera, Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Evaluation Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12019736

Citation

Farina, C, et al. "Urinary Detection of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Antigen for Diagnosis of Pneumonia." The New Microbiologica, vol. 25, no. 2, 2002, pp. 259-63.
Farina C, Arosio M, Vailati F, et al. Urinary detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen for diagnosis of pneumonia. New Microbiol. 2002;25(2):259-63.
Farina, C., Arosio, M., Vailati, F., Moioli, F., & Goglio, A. (2002). Urinary detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen for diagnosis of pneumonia. The New Microbiologica, 25(2), 259-63.
Farina C, et al. Urinary Detection of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Antigen for Diagnosis of Pneumonia. New Microbiol. 2002;25(2):259-63. PubMed PMID: 12019736.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Urinary detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen for diagnosis of pneumonia. AU - Farina,C, AU - Arosio,M, AU - Vailati,F, AU - Moioli,F, AU - Goglio,A, PY - 2002/5/22/pubmed PY - 2003/1/9/medline PY - 2002/5/22/entrez SP - 259 EP - 63 JF - The new microbiologica JO - New Microbiol VL - 25 IS - 2 N2 - Streptococcus pneumoniae is one of most common causes of community-acquired pneumonia. We evaluated a newly available rapid immunochromatographic test to detect S. pneumoniae in urine samples verifying its importance in the diagnosis of pneumococcal pneumonia. Our data, obtained from 104 patients with community-acquired pneumonia, show that Now S. pneumoniae Urinary Test is characterized by a sensitivity value of 77.7%, a specifity of 98.8%: positive and negative predictive values are 93.3% and 95.5%, respectively. In conclusion, Now S. pneumoniae Urinary Test should be a useful test to establish the etiology of community-acquired pneumonia. SN - 1121-7138 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12019736/Urinary_detection_of_Streptococcus_pneumoniae_antigen_for_diagnosis_of_pneumonia_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -