Validation of nasopharyngeal sampling and culture techniques for detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae in children in Kenya.


Abdullahi, O; Wanjiru, E; Musyimi, R; Glass, N; Scott, JA; (2007) Validation of nasopharyngeal sampling and culture techniques for detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae in children in Kenya. Journal of clinical microbiology, 45 (10). pp. 3408-10. ISSN 0095-1137 DOI: 10.1128/JCM.01393-07

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Abstract

We compared nasopharyngeal swabs against nasal wash cultures for detecting colonizing pneumococci and examined the effect of frozen storage in skim milk-tryptone-glucose-glycerin on culture. Among the 55 children with positive nasal wash cultures, swab cultures were positive for 47 (85%). Of the 96 swabs positive on direct plating, 94 (98%) were positive when recultured after freezing.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Research Centre: Vaccine Centre
PubMed ID: 17699645
Web of Science ID: 250156200041
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1440383

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