Host biomarkers distinguish dengue from leptospirosis in Colombia: a case–control study

@inproceedings{Conroy2014HostBD,
  title={Host biomarkers distinguish dengue from leptospirosis in Colombia: a case–control study},
  author={Andrea L Conroy and Margarita G{\'e}lvez and Michael T Hawkes and Nimerta Rajwans and W Conrad Liles and Luis {\'A}ngel Villar-Centeno and Kevin C Kain},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Dengue fever and leptospirosis have partially overlapping geographic distributions, similar clinical presentations and potentially life-threatening complications but require different treatments. Distinguishing between these cosmopolitan emerging pathogens represents a diagnostic dilemma of global importance. We hypothesized that perturbations in host biomarkers can differentiate between individuals with dengue fever and leptospirosis during the acute phase of illness. METHODS We… CONTINUE READING
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