Patterns and predictors of positive multiplex polymerase chain reaction respiratory panel among patients with acute respiratory infections in a single center in Lebanon.

Publication date: Feb 24, 2024

Infectious agents associated with community-acquired acute respiratory infections (ARIs) remain understudied in Lebanon. We aim to assess the microbiological profiles of ARIs by employing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and identifying predictors of positive PCR results among patients admitted for ARI. We conducted a retrospective single-center study at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, including all respiratory PCR panels performed on pediatric (

Concepts Keywords
Beirut Antibiotic stewardship
Microbiological Lebanon
Pediatric Microbiology
Polymerase Molecular diagnosis
Understudied Polymerase chain reaction
Respiratory infection


Type Source Name
disease MESH respiratory infections
disease MESH infection

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