Pathogen Identification in Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients with Suspected Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

Date Added
December 6th, 2016
PRO Number
Pro00060294
Researcher
Michelle Hudspeth

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Keywords
Adolescents, Children's Health, Immune System, Lung, Pediatrics, Transplant
Summary

This study is for patient that have been diagnosed with suspected lower respiratory tract infection. The purpose of this study is to evaluate a new test that may be able to find more lung infections than current tests can. This new test is called next-generation sequencing and looks in respiratory secretions for bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other organisms that may cause infection. We hope to learn more about the usefulness of this new test in identifying infections.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Thomas Hortman
864-792-9579
hortman@musc.edu



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