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Accuracy of real-time PCR, Gram stain and culture for Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis and Haemophilus influenzae meningitis diagnosis

  • Henry M Wu1, 5Email author,
  • Soraia M Cordeiro2,
  • Brian H Harcourt1,
  • Maria da Gloria S Carvalho1,
  • Jailton Azevedo2,
  • Tainara Q Oliveira3,
  • Mariela C Leite3,
  • Katia Salgado2,
  • Mitermayer G Reis2,
  • Brian D Plikaytis1,
  • Thomas A Clark1,
  • Leonard W Mayer1,
  • Albert I Ko2, 4,
  • Stacey W Martin1 and
  • Joice N Reis2, 3
BMC Infectious Diseases201313:26

Received: 6 September 2012

Accepted: 17 January 2013

Published: 22 January 2013

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Original Submission
6 Sep 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
15 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Rodrigo Hasbun
18 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - JULIO VAZQUEZ
23 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Paul Levett
12 Dec 2012 Author responded Author comments - Henry Wu
Resubmission - Version 2
12 Dec 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
17 Jan 2013 Editorially accepted
22 Jan 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2334-13-26

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Authors’ Affiliations

Division of Bacterial Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC, Atlanta, USA
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Candeal, Brazil
Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, USA
, Atlanta, USA