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Reducing uncertainty for acute febrile illness in resource-limited settings: the current diagnostic landscape
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Diagnosing the cause of acute febrile illness in resource-limited settings is important—to give the correct antimicrobials to patients who need them, to prevent unnecessary antimicrobial use, to detect emerging infectious diseases early, and to guide vaccine deployment. A variety of approaches are yielding more rapid and accurate tests that can detect more pathogens in a wider variety of settings. After decades of slow progress in diagnostics for acute febrile illness in resource-limited settings, a wave of converging advancements will enable clinicians in resource limited settings to reduce uncertainty for the diagnosis of acute febrile illness.
Robinson ML, Manabe YC. Reducing uncertainty for acute febrile illness in resource-limited settings: the current diagnostic landscape. AJTMH. 2017 Jun;96(6):1285-1295. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0667. PMID 28719277.