Evaluation of Pastorex Meningitis Kit Performance for the Rapid Identification of Neisseria Meningitidis Serogroup C in Nigeria

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618662
Title:
Evaluation of Pastorex Meningitis Kit Performance for the Rapid Identification of Neisseria Meningitidis Serogroup C in Nigeria
Authors:
Uadiale, K; Bestman, A; Kamau, C; Caugant, DA; Greig, J
Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Abstract:
Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C (NmC) has caused outbreaks in Nigeria of increasing size in three consecutive years since 2013. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for meningitis can facilitate quick identification of the causative pathogen; Pastorex can detect N. meningitidis serogroups A, C (NmC), Y/W135, N. meningitidis serogroup B/Escherichia coli K1, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), Streptococcus pneumoniae, and group B Streptococcus. There is no published field evaluation of Pastorex in the identification of NmC. We report our experience with Pastorex in detecting NmC in field conditions.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Issue Date:
Jul-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618662
DOI:
10.1093/trstmh/trw046
PubMed ID:
27496511
Language:
en
ISSN:
1878-3503
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dc.contributor.authorUadiale, Ken
dc.contributor.authorBestman, Aen
dc.contributor.authorKamau, Cen
dc.contributor.authorCaugant, DAen
dc.contributor.authorGreig, Jen
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-15T15:29:20Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-15T15:29:20Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-
dc.identifier.citationEvaluation of Pastorex meningitis kit performance for the rapid identification of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C in Nigeria. 2016, 110 (7):381-5 Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg.en
dc.identifier.issn1878-3503-
dc.identifier.pmid27496511-
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/trstmh/trw046-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/618662-
dc.description.abstractNeisseria meningitidis serogroup C (NmC) has caused outbreaks in Nigeria of increasing size in three consecutive years since 2013. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for meningitis can facilitate quick identification of the causative pathogen; Pastorex can detect N. meningitidis serogroups A, C (NmC), Y/W135, N. meningitidis serogroup B/Escherichia coli K1, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), Streptococcus pneumoniae, and group B Streptococcus. There is no published field evaluation of Pastorex in the identification of NmC. We report our experience with Pastorex in detecting NmC in field conditions.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
dc.rightsPublished by Elsevier Archived on this site with the kind permission of Elsevier Ltd. ([url]http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00359203[/url]) and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene ([url]http://www.rstmh.org/transactions.asp[/url])en
dc.titleEvaluation of Pastorex Meningitis Kit Performance for the Rapid Identification of Neisseria Meningitidis Serogroup C in Nigeriaen
dc.identifier.journalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygieneen

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