The Perils of Multiplex Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panels: Pseudo-outbreaks of Salmonellae and Entamoeba histolytica in Immunocompromised Hosts Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Clostridium Infections
  • Gastrointestinal Microbiome
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

abstract

  • Two distinct clusters of gastroenteritis due to Salmonellae and Entamoeba histolytica (EH) were identified using a multiplex gastrointestinal pathogen panel (GPP) at a tertiary-care cancer center. Despite temporo-spatial overlap, our investigation did not corroborate transmission or true infection. In clinical practice, GPPs may render false-positive results.Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;1-4.

publication date

  • May 10, 2018

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2018.95

PubMed ID

  • 29743127

Additional Document Info

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