MassTag polymerase chain reaction for differential diagnosis of viral hemorrhagic fevers

Gustavo Palacios, Thomas Briese, Vishal Kapoor, Omar Jabado, Zhiqiang Liu, Marietjie Venter, Junhui Zhai, Neil Renwick, Allen Grolla, Thomas W. Geisbert, Christian Drosten, Jonathan Towner, Jingyue Ju, Janusz Paweska, Stuart T. Nichol, Robert Swanepoel, Heinz Feldmann, Peter B. Jahrling, W. Ian Lipkin

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Abstract

Viral hemorrhagic fevers are associated with high rates of illness and death. Although therapeutic options are limited, early differential diagnosis has implications for containment and may aid in clinical management. We describe a diagnostic system for rapid, multiplex polymerase chain reaction identification of 10 different causes of viral hemorrhagic fevers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)692-695
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Palacios, G., Briese, T., Kapoor, V., Jabado, O., Liu, Z., Venter, M., Zhai, J., Renwick, N., Grolla, A., Geisbert, T. W., Drosten, C., Towner, J., Ju, J., Paweska, J., Nichol, S. T., Swanepoel, R., Feldmann, H., Jahrling, P. B., & Lipkin, W. I. (2006). MassTag polymerase chain reaction for differential diagnosis of viral hemorrhagic fevers. Emerging infectious diseases, 12(4), 692-695. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1204.051515