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Identifying diseases at an early, presymptomatic stage may offer the best chance for establishing proper treatment and improving patient outcomes.
Commercial blood serum antibody testsâ€”widely used in India and other developing countries to diagnose active tuberculosisâ€”are not accurate or cost-effective.
Despite being widely available for sale in low-and-middle income countries, commercial serological tests used to detect active tuberculosis (by identifying antibodies to the tuberculosis-causing bacterium in a blood sample) do not accurately diagnose TB and, furthermore, often test positive when the patient does not have TB (false positive) and test negative when the patient actually has TB (false negative).
Diagnosis of celiac disease is based on a characteristic enteropathy in an intestinal biopsy and evidence that these changes are gluten-triggered.
CHICAGO, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- STDUniversity.org is the first website to provide an interactive, personalized STD test recommendation developed by academic and medical experts. This expert-based tool incorporates screening guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S.
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High school students in Washington, D.C., will be offered tests for sexually transmitted diseases after a program found lots of infected kids, officials said. The pilot program, conducted last year at eight local high schools, found 13 percent of some 3,000 students tested positive for an STD, mostly gonorrhea or chlamydia, the District of Columbia health department said. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are the two most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States. Untreated, gonorrhea...
STD Rates Rise Nationally; Many People May Not Realize They're Infected HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan.
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