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Clinical Utility of the Sputum Polymerase Chain Reaction Obtained by Nebulizer in the Diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae Pneumonia
Kye Nam Yoon, Sang Wook Park, Eui Ho Lee, Won Bae Lee, Kyung Tai Whang, Hee Jin Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1999;42(3):348-354.   Published online March 15, 1999
Purpose : The polymerase chain reaction(PCR) has been used for the early diagnosis of mycoplasmal infections using various clinical samples. In this study, the clinical utility of sputum PCR through a new method was studied to diagnose mycoplasma pneumonia. Methods : One hundred nineteen pneumonic patients, ages ranging from 15 months old to 15 years old, were examined from Aug, 1997...
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