Impact of Enteroviral Polymerase Chain Reaction Testing on Length of Stay for Infants 60 Days Old or Younger Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid
  • Enterovirus
  • Enterovirus Infections
  • Length of Stay
  • Meningitis, Viral
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction

abstract

  • Although enterovirus PCR testing was not associated with a reduction in LOS, infants with a positive enterovirus PCR test had a one-third shorter LOS compared with infants with a negative enterovirus PCR test. Focused enterovirus PCR test use could increase the impact on LOS for infants undergoing cerebrospinal fluid evaluation.

publication date

  • January 2017

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.06.021

PubMed ID

  • 28705656

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