Comparison of nasal swabs with nose blowing for community-based pneumococcal surveillance of healthy children

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    Abstract

    The nasopharynx (NP) is the preferred site for detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae in young children, but NP sampling is not well tolerated. We compared nose blowing with paired nasal swabs. The sensitivity of nose blowing was 46% (95% confidence interval [CI] 38 to 56%), which increased to 94% (95% CI, 85 to 98%) for children with visible secretions. Copyright � 2008, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2081-2082
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
    Volume46
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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