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Diagnostics of selected respiratory virus infections

Paulina Jaguś, Joanna Chorostowska-Wynimko, Adriana Roży
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2010;78(1):47-53.

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Vol 78, No 1 (2010)
REVIEWS
Published online: 2010-01-29
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

Viral infections are the most common infectious diseases of the respiratory tract characterized by the considerable mortality (especially among children and elderly people) and considered as the significant economic burden. It has been demonstrated that implementation of rapid diagnostic methods enabled more appropriate treatment of respiratory viral infections, reduced mean hospitalization time and cost, as well as resulted in the significantly decreased mortality. Modern diagnostic methods effectively identify respiratory virus, its antigen or nucleic acids in biological samples by means of the immunological and molecular techniques. This article presents critical overview of those methods with particular emphasis on their clinical usefulness and clinical reliability.

Abstract

Viral infections are the most common infectious diseases of the respiratory tract characterized by the considerable mortality (especially among children and elderly people) and considered as the significant economic burden. It has been demonstrated that implementation of rapid diagnostic methods enabled more appropriate treatment of respiratory viral infections, reduced mean hospitalization time and cost, as well as resulted in the significantly decreased mortality. Modern diagnostic methods effectively identify respiratory virus, its antigen or nucleic acids in biological samples by means of the immunological and molecular techniques. This article presents critical overview of those methods with particular emphasis on their clinical usefulness and clinical reliability.
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Keywords

virus; respiratory infection; diagnostics

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Title

Diagnostics of selected respiratory virus infections

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 78, No 1 (2010)

Pages

47-53

Published online

2010-01-29

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Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2010;78(1):47-53.

Keywords

virus
respiratory infection
diagnostics

Authors

Paulina Jaguś
Joanna Chorostowska-Wynimko
Adriana Roży

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