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Title: Enhancing enteric pathogen detection: implementation and impact of multiplex PCR for improved diagnosis and surveillance
Authors: Mohtar, Jad
Mallah, Hiba
Mardirossian, Jean Marc
Bikai, Rana 
Jisr, Tamima El
Soussi, Shatha
Naoufal, Rania
Alam, Gabriella
Chaar, Mira El 
Affiliations: Department of Public Health 
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences 
Keywords: Enteric pathogens
Hospitalization rate
Multiplex PCR
Issue Date: 2024-02-07
Publisher: National Library of Medicine
Part of: BMC Infectious Diseases
Volume: 24
Issue: 1
Syndromic surveillance of acute gastroenteritis plays a significant role in the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal infections that are responsible for a substantial number of deaths globally, especially in developing countries. In Lebanon, there is a lack of national surveillance for acute gastroenteritis, and limited data exists regarding the prevalence of pathogens causing diarrhea. The one-year study aims to investigate the epidemiology of common gastrointestinal pathogens and compare our findings with causative agents of diarrhea reported by our study collaborative centers.
DOI: 10.1186/s12879-024-09047-z
Open URL: Link to full text
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
Department of Public Health

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