The polymerase chain reaction in infectious and post-infectious arthritis. A review

J. S. Louie, M. R. Liebling

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Abstract

The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a molecular technique that can be used to identify the DNA of infectious agents that are difficult to culture. With care to exclude contamination, PCR identifies Tropheryma, Borrelia, Neisseria, mycobacteria, and viral diseases and may be useful in searching for infectious agents that induce more chronic inflammatory disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-236
Number of pages10
JournalRheumatic Disease Clinics of North America
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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  • Rheumatology

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