With TB still presenting a major health problem across the globe, we spoke to Timothy Rodwell about the challenges currently facing TB diagnostics and his work as acting head of the TB Program at FIND.
Browsing: Disease Diagnosis
In this interview to mark World TB Day Madhukar Pai discusses the challenges surrounding TB case detection and the future of TB diagnostics.
Understanding the etiology of atypical exanthems, especially the infectious ones, remains difficult but crucial. In this review, the authors describe the etiology and epidemiology of the atypical exanthems caused by infectious agents.
Researchers have demonstrated that MRI scans could help to diagnose patients with cognitive problems due to HIV-related inflammation, presenting an alternative to lumbar punctures.
In this editorial the authors discuss conventional diagnostic approaches and alternative diagnostic tests, which could be used in the future.
This review delves into new diagnostic Aspergillus spp. procedures, in addition, the authors look at intrinsic antifungal resistance and mechanisms of secondary resistance to triazoles in A. fumigatus.
Researchers have demonstrated that a specific subclass of antibody is elevated in patients who develop severe secondary dengue; this could lead to better identification of those at risk and possibly improved treatments and vaccines.
Direct detection of Helicobacter pylori in biopsy specimens using a high-throughput multiple genetic detection system
This study evaluates the direct high-throughput multiple genetic detection system for H. pylori in gastric biopsy samples. Could this method efficiently diagnose and quantify H. pylori burden? And does it have the capacity to screen for virulence, antibiotic resistance and multistrain infections?
This editorial discusses the role of metabolomics in identifying TB biomarkers, which have shed light on previously unknown disease mechanisms and could contribute to improved TB diagnostics.