Merits and pitfalls of currently used diagnostic tools in mycetoma

Reynolds, Todd y van de Sande, Wendy W. J. y Fahal, Ahmed Hassan y Goodfellow, Michael y Mahgoub, El Sheikh y Welsh Lozano, Oliverio y Zijlstra, Ed E. (2014) Merits and pitfalls of currently used diagnostic tools in mycetoma. PloS Neglected tropical diseases, 8 (7). e2918. ISSN 1935-2727

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Treatment of mycetoma depends on the causative organism and since many organisms, both actinomycetes (actinomycetoma) and fungi (eumycetoma), are capable of producing mycetoma, an accurate diagnosis is crucial. Currently, multiple diagnostic tools are used to determine the extent of infections and to identify the causative agents of mycetoma. These include various imaging, cytological, histopathological, serological, and culture techniques; phenotypic characterisation; and molecular diagnostics. In this review, we summarize these techniques and identify their merits and pitfalls in the identification of the causative agents of mycetoma and the extent of the disease. We also emphasize the fact that there is no ideal diagnostic tool available to identify the causative agents and that future research should focus on the development of new and reliable diagnostic tools.

Tipo de elemento: Article
Materias: R Medicina > RC Medicina Interna, Psiquiatría, Neurología
Usuario depositante: Editor Repositorio
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Reynolds, ToddNO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
van de Sande, Wendy W. J.NO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Fahal, Ahmed HassanNO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Goodfellow, MichaelNO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Mahgoub, El SheikhNO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Welsh Lozano, OliverioNO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Zijlstra, Ed E.NO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Fecha del depósito: 28 Mar 2019 22:55
Última modificación: 12 Jun 2020 16:38
URI: http://eprints.uanl.mx/id/eprint/15255

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