International Medical Journal, Vol. 16., Iss. 1, 2010, P. 86−90.
POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION IN DIAGNOSIS OF MENINGOCOCCAL MENINGITIS
Kharkiv Medical Academy of Post−graduate Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Application of polymerase chain reaction with the primers for identification and serogrouping Neisseria meningitidis in patients with purulent bacterial meningitis allows a considerable increase of the level of meningococcal meningitis diagnosis and is an essential and necessary addition to bacteriological method.
Key words: polymerase chain reaction, cerebrospinal fluid, meningococcal infection, meningococcal meningitis, meningococcal serogroup.