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The use of newly developed real-time PCR for the rapid identification of bacteria in culture-negative osteomyelitis


, : The use of newly developed real-time PCR for the rapid identification of bacteria in culture-negative osteomyelitis. Joint, Bone, Spine 73(6): 745-747

We report a case of a culture-negative osteomyelitis in which our newly developed real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) could differentiate Staphylococcus aureus from Staphylococcus epidermidis. This is the first report that described the application of this novel assay to an orthopedics clinical sample. This assay may be useful for other clinical culture-negative cases in a combination with a broad-spectrum assay as a rapid microorganism identification method.

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PMID: 16650790

DOI: 10.1016/j.jbspin.2005.11.014


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