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  • Central Nervous System Infections. [Review]
  • PCPrim Care 2018; 45(3):505-518
  • Giovane RA, Lavender PD
  • Infections of the nervous system are potential life-threatening and are caused by pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Prompt recognition and treatment of a central nervous system (CNS) in...
  • BMScan: using whole genome similarity to rapidly and accurately identify bacterial meningitis causing species. [Journal Article]
  • BIBMC Infect Dis 2018 Aug 15; 18(1):405
  • Topaz N, Boxrud D, … Wang X
  • CONCLUSIONS: Identification of the bacterial meningitis pathogenic species is a critical step for case confirmation and further strain characterization. BMScan employs species-specific thresholds for previously-validated, genome-wide similarity statistics compiled from a curated reference genome collection to rapidly and accurately identify the species of uncharacterized bacterial meningitis pathogens and closely related pathogens. BMScan will facilitate the transition in public health laboratories from traditional phenotypic detection methods to whole genome sequencing based methods for species identification.
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