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Microbiologic diagnostic tests when asymptomatic carriers are present. Aspects of the use of conventional throat and nasopharyngeal culture as examples


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Title: Microbiologic diagnostic tests when asymptomatic carriers are present. Aspects of the use of conventional throat and nasopharyngeal culture as examples
Authors: Gunnarsson, Ronny K. 1955-
Issue Date: 2001
University: Göteborgs universitet/University of Gothenburg
Institution: Department of Primary Health Care
Avdelningen för allmänmedicin
Date of Defence: 2001-10-26
Disputation: Stora föreläsningssalen, Arvid Hedvalls Backe 6 (f. d. paviljong 15), Vasaområdet (f.d. Vasa sjukhus) kl 9.00
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Carriage
respiratory tract infections
predictive value of tests
epidemiology
decision making
streptococcal infections
Streptococcus pyogenes
tonsillitis
Abstract: Carriers of potentially pathogenic bacteria simultaneously ill from a viral infection complicatethe diagnostic procedure in respiratory tract infections. The present statistical methodsavailable to evaluate common diagnostic tests either ignore the phenomenon of carriers orprovide test characteristics that are difficult to apply in clinical decision making. In thisdissertation, the influence of carriers on the diagnostic process has been elucidated.· The etiologic predictive value (EPV) is a new... more
ISBN: 91-628-4746-5
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/15233
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