publication . Other literature type . Article . 2004

Dengue diagnosis, advances and challenges

Guzmán, Marı́a G; Kourı́, Gustavo;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Mar 2004
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract Dengue diagnosis was one of the topics discussed at the symposium ‘The Global Threat of Dengue – Desperately Seeking Solutions’ organized during the 10th International Congress of Infectious Diseases held in Singapore in 2002. In this paper, a review is presented focusing on the main advances, problems and challenges of dengue diagnosis. IgM capture ELISA, virus isolation in mosquito cell lines and live mosquitoes, dengue specific monoclonal antibodies and PCR have all represented major advances in dengue diagnosis. However, an appropriate rapid, early and accessible diagnostic method useful both for epidemiological surveillance and clinical diagnosis i...
free text keywords: Dengue, Dengue hemorrhagic fever, Diagnosis, Microbiology (medical), Infectious Diseases, General Medicine
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