A return to the past: The vital importance of autopsies for infectious disease practice in 2011

Francesca Cainelli, Mpho Setime

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Abstract

Introduction of clinical guidelines and algorithms, and technical advances in laboratory tests and imaging techniques have apparently improved diagnostic capabilities in infectious diseases substantially in the last three decades, and autopsies and post-mortem studies are seemingly unwarranted in nowadays infectious disease practice. Is this really true?.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-119
Number of pages2
JournalOpen Infectious Diseases Journal
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Autopsies
  • HIV infection
  • Infectious diseases
  • Influenza virus infection
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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