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Comparison of nasal swabs with nose blowing for community-based pneumococcal surveillance of healthy children

Leach, Amanda J., Stubbs, Elizabeth, Hare, Kim M., Beissbarth, Jemima and Morris, Peter S. (2008). Comparison of nasal swabs with nose blowing for community-based pneumococcal surveillance of healthy children. Journal of Clinical Microbiology,46(6):2081-2082.

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Title Comparison of nasal swabs with nose blowing for community-based pneumococcal surveillance of healthy children
Author Leach, Amanda J.
Stubbs, Elizabeth
Hare, Kim M.
Beissbarth, Jemima
Morris, Peter S.
Journal Name Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 46
Issue Number 6
ISSN 0095-1137   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 2081
End Page 2082
Total Pages 2
Place of Publication US
Publisher American Society for Microbiology
Field of Research 0605 - Microbiology
0707 - Veterinary Sciences
1108 - Medical Microbiology
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract The nasopharynx (NP) is the preferred site for detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae in young children, but NP sampling is not well tolerated. We compared nose blowing with paired nasal swabs. The sensitivity of nose blowing was 46% (95% confidence interval [CI] 38 to 56%), which increased to 94% (95% CI, 85 to 98%) for children with visible secretions.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00048-08   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
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