MicroRNAs are currently under investigation for various clinical applications in infectious disease because of their role in host response to infection and effects on innate and adaptive immune pathways.
Case-study demonstrates that epithelial cells are susceptible to congenitally acquired Zika virus.
Xpert MTB/RIF may be helpful for confirming a diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis and can accurately detect resistance to rifampicin.
The widespread implementation of ALT-70 into clinical practice may help decrease misdiagnosis rates of lower-extremity cellulitis.
In patients with possible tuberculosis, sputum molecular testing may facilitate a more accurate and efficient assessment of disease.
The journal Annals of Emergency Medicine recently published an article reviewing the tools used to diagnose necrotizing soft tissue infection.
The Aptima assay has 6-sigma performance, high concordance with the RealTime reference assay, and is user friendly and efficient, making it a good choice for laboratories that perform routine monitoring of HIV-1 viral loads.
Diagnostic and surveillance limitations and lack of treatment options, vaccines hamper efforts.
The adoption of a point-of-care test to detect Toxoplasma gondii infection would substantially reduce costs and require significantly less infrastructure than conventional testing.
The USPSTF recommends screening all pregnant women for syphilis infection.
Diagnostic indicators including conjunctivitis, platelet count, and monocyte count can be used to reliably distinguish between Zika virus and dengue fever.
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