New Molecular Diagnostic Approaches to Bacterial Infections and Antibacterial Resistance.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Recent advances in the field of infectious disease diagnostics have given rise to a number of host- and pathogen-centered diagnostic approaches. Most diagnostic approaches in contemporary infectious disease focus on pathogen detection and characterization. Host-focused diagnostics have recently emerged and are based on detecting the activation of biological pathways that are highly specific to the type of infecting pathogen (e.g., viral, bacterial, protozoan, fungal). Although this progress is encouraging, it is unlikely that any single diagnostic platform will fully address the clinician's need for actionable data with short turnaround times in all settings.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tsalik, EL; Bonomo, RA; Fowler, VG

Published Date

  • January 29, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 69 /

Start / End Page

  • 379 - 394

PubMed ID

  • 29414265

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6214178

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1545-326X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1146/annurev-med-052716-030320


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States