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Infectious disease pathology.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Procop, GW; Wilson, M
Published in: Clin Infect Dis
June 1, 2001

The anatomic pathologist performs an important role in the diagnosis or exclusion of infectious diseases. The morphologic interpretation of biopsies and cytologic preparations allows for the definitive establishment or exclusion of a wide variety of diseases. Once the pathologist has determined that a disease is likely to be due to an infection and has characterized the inflammatory response, associated microorganisms or viral-associated cytopathic effects should be recorded. Although some microorganisms or their cytopathic effects may be clearly visible on routine hematoxylin and eosin-stained sections, additional histochemical stains are often needed for their complete characterization. Highly specific molecular techniques, such as immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, and nucleic acid amplification, may be needed in certain instances to establish the diagnosis of infection. Through appropriate morphologic diagnoses and interlaboratory communication and collaboration, the anatomic pathologist contributes greatly to the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.

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Clin Infect Dis

DOI

ISSN

1058-4838

Publication Date

June 1, 2001

Volume

32

Issue

11

Start / End Page

1589 / 1601

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Staining and Labeling
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Microbiology
  • In Situ Hybridization
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Humans
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Animals
  • 11 Medical and Health Sciences
  • 06 Biological Sciences
 

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Procop, G. W., & Wilson, M. (2001). Infectious disease pathology. Clin Infect Dis, 32(11), 1589–1601. https://doi.org/10.1086/320537
Procop, G. W., and M. Wilson. “Infectious disease pathology.Clin Infect Dis 32, no. 11 (June 1, 2001): 1589–1601. https://doi.org/10.1086/320537.
Procop GW, Wilson M. Infectious disease pathology. Clin Infect Dis. 2001 Jun 1;32(11):1589–601.
Procop, G. W., and M. Wilson. “Infectious disease pathology.Clin Infect Dis, vol. 32, no. 11, June 2001, pp. 1589–601. Pubmed, doi:10.1086/320537.
Procop GW, Wilson M. Infectious disease pathology. Clin Infect Dis. 2001 Jun 1;32(11):1589–1601.

Published In

Clin Infect Dis

DOI

ISSN

1058-4838

Publication Date

June 1, 2001

Volume

32

Issue

11

Start / End Page

1589 / 1601

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Staining and Labeling
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Microbiology
  • In Situ Hybridization
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Humans
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Animals
  • 11 Medical and Health Sciences
  • 06 Biological Sciences