Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis & Immunodiagnostics:

9984.    Charrel RN, Bernit E, Zandotti C, de Lamballerie X. An approach based on RFLP assay to investigate outbreaks of enteroviral meningitis. J Clin Virol. 2004 Jan;29(1):54-8.

9985.    Chye SM, Lin SR, Chen YL, Chung LY, Yen CM. Immuno-PCR for detection of antigen to Angiostrongylus cantonensis circulating fifth-stage worms. Clin Chem. 2004 Jan;50(1):51-7.

9986.    Das BK, Gurubacharya RL, Mohapatra TM, Mishra OP. Bacterial antigen detection test in meningitis. Indian J Pediat 2003; 70(10): 799-801.

9987.    Deutch S, Labouriau R, Schonheyeder HC, Ostergaard L, Norgard B, Sorensen HT.   Crowding as a risk factor of meningococcal disease in Danish preschool children: a nationwide population-based case-control study. Scand J Infect Dis. 2004;36(1):20-3.

9988.    Gidney MA, Plested JS, Lacelle S, Coull PA, Wright JC, Makepeace K, Brisson JR, Cox AD, Moxon ER, Richards JC. Development, characterization, and functional activity of a panel of specific monoclonal antibodies to inner core lipopolysaccharide epitopes in Neisseria meningitidis. Infect Immun. 2004 Jan;72(1):559-69.

9989.    Hadgu A, Sternberg M. Nucleic acid amplification tests for diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2004 Jan;4(1):9-10; discussion 11-2.

9990.    Jayanthi U, Madhavan HN, Therese KL. Nucleic acid amplification tests for diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2004 Jan;4(1):9.

9991.    Kamran S, Bener AB, Alper D, Bakshi R. Role of fluid-attenuated inversion recovery in the diagnosis of meningitis: comparison with contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2004 Jan-Feb;28(1):68-72.

9992.    Kawashima H, Inage Y, Ogihara M, Kashiwagi Y, Takekuma K, Hoshika A, Mori T, Watanabe Y. Serum and cerebrospinal fluid nitrite/nitrate levels in patients with rotavirus gastroenteritis induced convulsion. Life Sci. 2004 Jan 30;74(11):1397-405. 

9993.    Mothershed EA, Sacchi CT, Whitney AM, Barnett GA, Ajello GW, Schmink S, Mayer LW, Phelan M, Taylor TH Jr, Bernhardt SA, Rosenstein NE, Popovic T. Use of real-time PCR to resolve slide agglutination discrepancies in serogroup identification of Neisseria meningitidis. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Jan;42(1):320-8.

9994.    Prat C, Dominguez J, Rodrigo C, Gimenez M, Azuara M, Blanco S, Ausina V.  Use of quantitative and semiquantitative procalcitonin measurements to identify children with sepsis and meningitis. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2004 Feb;23(2):136-8.

9995.    Schuurman T, de Boer RF, Kooistra-Smid AM, van Zwet AA. Prospective study of use of PCR amplification and sequencing of 16S ribosomal DNA from cerebrospinal fluid for diagnosis of bacterial meningitis in a clinical setting. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Feb;42(2):734-40.

9996.    Smith K, Diggle MA, Clarke SC. Automation of a fluorescence-based multiplex PCR for the laboratory confirmation of common bacterial pathogens. J Med Microbiol. 2004 Feb;53(Pt 2):115-7. 

9997.    Thoelen I, Moes E, Lemey P, Mostmans S, Wollants E, Lindberg AM, Vandamme AM, Van Ranst M. Analysis of the serotype and genotype correlation of VP1 and the 5' noncoding region in an epidemiological survey of the human enterovirus B species. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Mar;42(3):963-71.

9998.    Thwaites GE, Caws M, Chau TT, Dung NT, Campbell JI, Phu NH, Hien TT, White NJ, Farrar JJ. Comparison of conventional bacteriology with nucleic acid amplification (amplified mycobacterium direct test) for diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis before and after inception of antituberculosis chemotherapy. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Mar;42(3):996-1002. 

9999.    Thwaites GE, Chau TT, Farrar JJ. Improving the bacteriological diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Jan;42(1):378-9.


10000.  Atkinson HG. What's the difference between bacterial and viral meningitis? Health News. 2004 Mar;10(3):16.

10001.  Campos J, Hernando M, Roman F, Perez-Vazquez M, Aracil B, Oteo J, Lazaro E, de Abajo F; Group of Invasive Haemophilus Infections of the Autonomous Community of Madrid, Spain,. Analysis of invasive Haemophilus influenzae infections after extensive vaccination against H. influenzae type b. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Feb;42(2):524-9.

10002.  Chhin S, Rozycki G, Pugatch D, Harwell JI. Aetiology of meningitis in HIV-infected patients in a referral hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Int J STD AIDS. 2004 Jan;15(1):48-50.

10003.  Dhawan B, Das BK, Mathur P, Kapil A. Bacteriological profile of post-neurosurgical meningitis in Indian children. Trop Doct. 2004 Jan;34(1):58-9.

10004.  Patel VB, Padayatchi N, Bhigjee AI, Allen J, Bhagwan B, Moodley AA, Mthiyane T. Multidrug-resistant tuberculous meningitis in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Mar 15;38(6):851-6.

10005.  Youssef FG, El-Sakka H, Azab A, Eloun S, Chapman GD, Ismail T, Mansour H, Hallaj Z, Mahoney F. Etiology, antimicrobial susceptibility profiles, and mortality associated with bacterial meningitis among children in Egypt. Ann Epidemiol. 2004 Jan;14(1):44-8.

10006.  Zughaier SM, Tzeng YL, Zimmer SM, Datta A, Carlson RW, Stephens DS. Neisseria meningitidis lipooligosaccharide structure-dependent activation of the macrophage CD14/Toll-like receptor 4 pathway. Infect Immun. 2004 Jan;72(1):371-80.


10007.  Li Y, Sun YH, Ison C, Levine MM, Tang CM.  Vaccination with attenuated Neisseria meningitidis strains protects against challenge with live Meningococci. Infect  Immun. 2004 Jan;72(1):345-51. 

10008.  Prosser LA, Ray GT, O'Brien M, Kleinman K, Santoli J, Lieu TA. Preferences and  willingness to pay for health states prevented by pneumococcal conjugate  vaccine. Pediatrics. 2004 Feb;113(2):283-90.


10009.  Chaudhuri A. Adjunctive dexamethasone treatment in acute bacterial meningitis. Lancet Neurol. 2004 Jan;3(1):54-62. Review.