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Molecular Tools for Diagnosis of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Nivedhana Subburaju

Keywords : 16S ribosomal ribonucleic acid, 18S ribosomal ribonucleic acid, Culture-negative infections, Molecular diagnostics, Quantitative polymerase chain reaction

Citation Information : Subburaju N. Molecular Tools for Diagnosis of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Pediatr Inf Dis 2024; 6 (2):64-66.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10081-1422

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 15-05-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Molecular techniques constitute valuable tools to improve the diagnosis of bacterial infections in children when cultures remain negative, etiologies of which would otherwise go nondocumented. The clinical utility of such tests could be optimized by systematic prescription by the pediatricians after consulting the microbiologist.

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