All Case Studies

July 8, 2020

Prevotella pleuriditis Infection Diagnosed in a 12-year-old Male With Progressive Pleurisy and Pneumonia Complicated by Pleural Effusion

A 12-year-old male with type II diabetes presenting with pleurisy and lung infiltrates failed to respond to multiple antibiotics as his condition worsened. Explify® Respiratory identified a rare anaerobic bacterium, Prevotella pleuriditis, in his pleural fluid, and the patient improved on directed therapy.

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June 29, 2020

Pulmonary Coccidioidomycosis Diagnosed by Next-Generation Sequencing (Explify) in an Adolescent with Type 1 Diabetes

An adolescent male admitted to a Texas hospital for ketoacidosis co-presented with productive cough with hemoptysis and lung opacities. Tests for TB, invasive fungi, and next-generation sequencing of plasma cell-free DNA were negative. Explify® Respiratory identified Coccidioides immitis in sputum.

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