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A new paradigm of syndromic testing for meningitis and encephalitis

Dr. Jaime Fergie, infectious disease expert and epidemiologist at Driscoll Children’s Hospital of Corpus Christi, Texas, looks at syndromic panels that identify bacterial and viral pathogens as a tool to guide pediatricians in the management and treatment of infections in their young patients, and specifically at a new panel for meningitis and encephalitis that can revolutionize diagnosis of these diseases.

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Association of the FilmArray Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel With Clinical Management

By: Aleisha M Nabower

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Impact of Cerebrospinal Fluid Multiplex Assay on Diagnosis and Outcomes of Central Nervous System Infections in Children: A Before and After Cohort Study

By: Matthew P O'Brien

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One Year in the Life of a Rapid Syndromic Panel for Meningitis/Encephalitis: A Pediatric Tertiary Care Facility's Experience

By: Samia N Naccache

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