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Access to a polymerase chain reaction assay method targeting 13 respiratory viruses can reduce antibiotics: a randomised, controlled trial

  • Robin Brittain-Long1Email author,
  • Johan Westin2,
  • Sigvard Olofsson2,
  • Magnus Lindh2 and
  • Lars-Magnus Andersson1, 2
BMC Medicine20119:44

DOI: 10.1186/1741-7015-9-44

Received: 24 February 2011

Accepted: 26 April 2011

Published: 26 April 2011

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26 Apr 2011 Editorially accepted
26 Apr 2011 Article published 10.1186/1741-7015-9-44

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Infectious Diseases, Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Department of Clinical Virology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital