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Rectal swabs can be used for diagnosis of viral gastroenteritis with a multiple real-time PCR assay.

Journal article
Authors Lars Gustavsson
Johan Westin
Lars-Magnus Andersson
Magnus Lindh
Published in Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
Volume 51
Issue 4
Pages 279-82
ISSN 1873-5967
Publication year 2011
Published at Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Infectious Medicine
Pages 279-82
Language en
Subject categories Microbiology in the medical area


Viral agents, especially norovirus, are the most common cause of nosocomial spread of epidemic gastroenteritis (GE). Rapid and reliable detection of these agents could reduce the risk of outbreaks.

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