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Testing for Respiratory Viruses in Adults With Severe Lower Respiratory Infection

James M. Walter; Richard G. Wunderink;
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  • Published: 14 Jun 2018 Journal: Chest, volume 154, issue 5, pages 1,213-1,222 (issn: 0012-3692, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Viral pathogens are a common cause of severe lower respiratory tract infection in adults. Our ability to rapidly and accurately identify viral infections has dramatically improved as slow culture-based techniques have been largely replaced by multiplex high-throughput systems. Given these advances, reevaluation of the role of respiratory viral testing in adults presenting with lower respiratory tract infection is important. This article reviews the potential benefits of testing, provides an overview of the most commonly used diagnostic techniques, and considers whether current evidence supports routine testing.
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free text keywords: Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine, Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Recent Advances in Chest Medicine, Viral disease, Medicine, business.industry, business, Multiplex, Polymerase chain reaction, law.invention, law, Immunology, Real-time polymerase chain reaction, Lower respiratory tract infection, medicine.disease, Community-acquired pneumonia, Procalcitonin, Respiratory system
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NIH| Training Program In Lung Sciences
  • Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Project Code: 5T32HL076139-13
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