What is it about?

This study describes a novel test using the LAMP testing platform to detect Hib infection. Such infections are a global problem that affect children as well as adults.

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Why is it important?

Early diagnosis of Hib infections are critical to help prevent permanent neurologic sequelae that can occur as a result of acute Hib meningitis.

Perspectives

Having observed many cases of Hib meningitis around the world and in the USA, prevention of Hib and rapid diagnosis followed by early treatment will be critical especially in resource limited settings where access to care is limited.

Dr. Paul E Kilgore
Wayne State University

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This page is a summary of: Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Assay for Detection of Haemophilus influenzae Type b in Cerebrospinal Fluid, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, March 2014, ASM Journals, DOI: 10.1128/jcm.00165-14.
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