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Infective Endocarditis - 16S/18S rDNA Diagnosis

Vol 5/2018

Standard diagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE) is based on blood culturing which is limited by its high false negative rate. 16S/18S broad-range rDNA PCR analysis has a higher positivity due to, among others, the detection of mixed infections and fastidious organisms. The recent newsletter focusses on new results from IE comparative studies.

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