December 2015 Self-Test: AMP Case Report Article in CAP TODAY

Multiplex PCR test for detection of enteropathogens in an infant

  1. What is the clinical presentation of gastroenteritis in the neonatal pediatric population?
    1. Onset of diarrhea with or without vomiting
    2. Abdominal cramping
    3. All of the above
  2. Recent data have shown that 26% of children hospitalized with CDI were infants younger than 1 year. What are the risk factors associated with CDI in the pediatric population?
    1. Extended use of antibiotics
    2. Gastrointestinal track surgeries
    3. Breastfeeding
    4. Impaired immunity
  3. What is the average turnaround time for molecular tests vs microbiological culture of stool?
    1. 4-6 hours vs 2-4 days
    2. 24 hours vs 2-4 days
    3. None of the above

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