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Differential length of the hospital stay of enterovirus-infected patients according to the diagnostic process.

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posted on 19.07.2011, 01:37 by Stéphan Cohen-Bacrie, Laetitia Ninove, Antoine Nougairède, Rémi Charrel, Hervé Richet, Philippe Minodier, Sékéné Badiaga, Guilhem Noël, Bernard La Scola, Xavier de Lamballerie, Michel Drancourt, Didier Raoult

The molecular diagnosis of enterovirus meningitis was performed by the core laboratory in 2005 (laboratory developed real-time PCR assay) and the POC-labs from 2008 to 2010 (GeneXpert® system). The length of stay of infected patients in 2005 was measured [16] and compared with that of infected patients during the period from 2008 to 2010. Each symbol represents a patient with enterovirus meningitis. Statistical significance was defined as a p value <0.05.