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Serology dengue and ns1

Fernando Rosso, Sara Vanegas, Sarita Rodríguez, Robinson Pacheco
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the prevalence and clinical course of dengue infection in elderly patients living in endemic areas; it is presumed that there is a lower prevalence but higher severity, complications and mortality.  OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence and clinical course of dengue infection in elderly patients who were admitted to a referral care center for infectious diseases in an endemic region.  MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted an observational and descriptive study between 2011 and 2014, using a cohort of elderly patients with serological diagnosis of dengue...
2016: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
Sriram Pothapregada, Banupriya Kamalakannan, Mahalaskhmy Thulasingham, Srinivasan Sampath
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical profile and outcome of dengue fever in children at a tertiary care hospital in Puducherry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All children (0-12 years of age) diagnosed and confirmed as dengue fever from August 2012 to January 2015 were reviewed retrospectively from hospital case records as per the revised World Health Organization guidelines for dengue fever. The diagnosis was confirmed by NS1 antigen-based ELISA test or dengue serology for IgM and IgG antibodies, and the data were analyzed using SPSS 16...
July 2016: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases
Andréia Moreira Dos Santos Carmo, Rodrigo Buzinaro Suzuki, Michele Marcondes Riquena, André Eterovic, Márcia Aparecida Sperança
BACKGROUND: Dengue fever (DF) outbreaks present regionally specific epidemiological and clinical characteristics. In certain medium-sized cities (100 000-250 000 inhabitants) of São Paulo State, Brazil, and after reaching an incidence of 150 cases/100 000 inhabitants ("epidemiological threshold"), clinical diagnosis indicated dengue virus (DENV) infection. During this period, other seasonally infectious diseases with symptoms and physical signs mimicking DF can simultaneously occur, with the consequential overcrowding of health care facilities as the principal drawbacks...
2016: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
Li Ting Soh, Raynal C Squires, Li Kiang Tan, Kwoon Yong Pok, HuiTing Yang, Christina Liew, Aparna Singh Shah, John Aaskov, Sazaly Abubakar, Futoshi Hasabe, Lee Ching Ng, Frank Konings
OBJECTIVE: To conduct an external quality assessment (EQA) of dengue and chikungunya diagnostics among national-level public health laboratories in the Asia Pacific region following the first round of EQA for dengue diagnostics in 2013. METHODS: Twenty-four national-level public health laboratories performed routine diagnostic assays on a proficiency testing panel consisting of two modules. Module A contained serum samples spiked with cultured dengue virus (DENV) or chikungunya virus (CHIKV) for the detection of nucleic acid and DENV non-structural protein 1 (NS1) antigen...
April 2016: Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal: WPSAR
Karin Stettler, Martina Beltramello, Diego A Espinosa, Victoria Graham, Antonino Cassotta, Siro Bianchi, Fabrizia Vanzetta, Andrea Minola, Stefano Jaconi, Federico Mele, Mathilde Foglierini, Mattia Pedotti, Luca Simonelli, Stuart Dowall, Barry Atkinson, Elena Percivalle, Cameron P Simmons, Luca Varani, Johannes Blum, Fausto Baldanti, Elisabetta Cameroni, Roger Hewson, Eva Harris, Antonio Lanzavecchia, Federica Sallusto, Davide Corti
Zika virus (ZIKV), a mosquito-borne flavivirus with homology to Dengue virus (DENV), has become a public health emergency. By characterizing memory lymphocytes from ZIKV-infected patients, we dissected ZIKV-specific and DENV-cross-reactive immune responses. Antibodies to nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) were largely ZIKV-specific and were used to develop a serological diagnostic tool. In contrast, antibodies against E protein domain I/II (EDI/II) were cross-reactive and, although poorly neutralizing, potently enhanced ZIKV and DENV infection in vitro and lethally enhanced DENV disease in mice...
August 19, 2016: Science
Jo Ee Sam, Teak Sheng Gee, Abdul Wahab Nasser
INTRODUCTION: Dengue fever is a global pandemic threat with increasing incidence. To date, there are no cures and the effectiveness of dengue vaccines is still uncertain. World Heath Organization introduced expanded dengue syndrome to include unusual presentations of dengue fever including severe neurologic complications. One of the deadly complications is intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). METHODOLOGY: We collected data of patients with ICH diagnosed via a plain computed tomography of the brain (CT brain) with thrombocytopenia and positive Dengue virus type 1 nonstructural protein (NS1) antigen test or positive dengue serology IgM from January 2014 till June 2015 at our center...
July 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Sotianingsih Haryanto, Rahma F Hayati, Benediktus Yohan, Lanceria Sijabat, Ifo F Sihite, Sukmal Fahri, Febrina Meutiawati, Jonathan A N Halim, Stefanie N Halim, Amin Soebandrio, R Tedjo Sasmono
Dengue is hyperendemic in Indonesia. In 2015, reported cases of dengue fever doubled those of 2014 in the Jambi municipality of Sumatra. We examined viral aetiology and its relationship with disease outcome in Jambi. Dengue-suspected patients' sera were collected and NS1 detection and IgM/IgG serology were performed. Dengue virus (DENV) serotyping was performed using real-time RT-PCR. Envelope genes were sequenced to determine the genotypes of DENV. Clinical, haematologic, and demographic data were recorded...
May 2016: Pathogens and Global Health
Sriram Pothapregada, Banupriya Kamalakannan, Mahalakshmy Thulasingam, Srinivasan Sampath
INTRODUCTION: Dengue fever is a major public health problem worldwide. The 2011 revised World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines have emphasized on early diagnosis and intervention to reduce the case fatality rate due to dengue fever. Rapid diagnostic tests like NS1 antigen assays have improved the detection of cases in early clinical phase of illness but its role as a predictor of severe dengue infection is not very clear. AIM: To evaluate the utility of NS1 Ag assay as an early diagnostic marker and predictor of severe dengue infection...
April 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Eric Plennevaux, Arunee Sabchareon, Kriengsak Limkittikul, Pornthep Chanthavanich, Chukiat Sirivichayakul, Annick Moureau, Mark Boaz, T Anh Wartel, Melanie Saville, Alain Bouckenooghe
BACKGROUND: Dengue diagnosis confirmation and surveillance are widely based on serological assays to detect anti-dengue IgM or IgG antibodies since such tests are affordable/user-friendly. The World Health Organization identified serological based diagnosis as a potential tool to define probable dengue cases in the context of vaccine trials, while acknowledging that this may have to be interpreted with caution. METHODS: In a phase IIb randomized, placebo-controlled trial assessing the efficacy of a tetravalent dengue vaccine (CYD-TDV) in Thai schoolchildren, case definition was based on virological confirmation by either serotype-specific RT-PCRs or by NS1-antigen ELISA (Clinicaltrials...
May 23, 2016: Vaccine
Nieli Rodrigues da Costa Faria, Victor Edgar Fiestas Solorzano, Rita Maria Ribeiro Nogueira, Thaís Chouin-Carneiro, Priscila Conrado Guerra Nunes, Jaqueline Bastos Santos Simões, Fernanda de Bruycker Nogueira, Monique da Rocha Queiroz Lima, Luzia Maria de Oliveira Pinto, Claire Fernandes Kubelka, Rivaldo Venâncio da Cunha, Elzinandes Leal de Azeredo, Flavia Barreto dos Santos
BACKGROUND: Dengue is a major problem in Brazil. Epidemiological and clinical aspects were characterized in patients from two epidemics which occurred in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. METHODS: Dengue cases were classified according to the 2009 WHO criteria, tested by serological and molecular biology tests and analysed for nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) antigenemia. RESULTS: Dengue was confirmed in 78.7% (48/61) and 75.6% (118/156) of the cases studied in 2010 and 2013, respectively...
April 2016: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Sriram Pothapregada, Poonam Kullu, Banupriya Kamalakannan, Mahalakshmy Thulasingam
OBJECTIVES: To study the role of ultrasound in children with dengue fever and determine its role in predicting the severity of the disease. METHODS: This was a retrospective hospital based study conducted from 1(st) August 2012 to January 31(st) 2015 at a tertiary care hospital in Puducherry. RESULTS: Two hundred and fifty four children were admitted with dengue fever and among them non-severe dengue and severe dengue were seen in 62.6 % and 37...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Laiane Fernanda de Melo Bezerra, Raissa Matos Fontes, Almira Maria Monteiro Gomes, Dyana Alves da Silva, Jeová Keny Baima Colares, Danielle Malta Lima
INTRODUCTION: Dengue and leptospirosis are two febrile illnesses of great clinical and epidemiological importance in Brazil. Their significant degree of symptomatic similarity makes clinical diagnosis difficult. OBJECTIVE: To diagnose leptospirosis differentially in patients with clinically suspected dengue. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, 86 patients with clinically suspected dengue underwent virological and serological diagnostic evaluations for dengue (reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction, NS1 immunochromatographic test, and NS1 enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, ELISA), as well as tests to detect immunoglobulin M (IgM; IgM/IgG Rapid Test and IgM ELISA)...
December 2015: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
A Chakravarti, P Roy, S Malik, O Siddiqui, P Thakur
Studies have reported significant gender-related differences in serological tests for detection of NS1 antigen and IgM antibody used for diagnosing dengue fever. However, no such study has been undertaken in India though dengue fever is endemic in this country. Therefore, this study was planned to study the association of serological findings with gender in 700 patients suspected to be suffering from dengue fever in the Indian setting. Haematological parameters of seropositive patients were also studied. Seropositivity and haemorrhagic findings were significantly associated with the female gender...
January 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Tsai-Ying Yen, Maria de Jesus Trovoada dos Santos, Lien-Feng Tseng, Shu-Feng Chang, Chien-Fu Cheng, Arlindo Vicente de Assunção Carvalho, Pei-Yun Shu, Jih-Ching Lien, Kun-Hsien Tsai
Dengue fever has become a worldwide public health concern, threatening an estimated 40% of the world's population. However, most resources and attention are still focused on malaria, while dengue statuses are poorly recognized in many African countries. In this serological survey, dengue virus (DENV) transmission was demonstrated by using serum samples collected from 78 pregnant women in the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe (DRSTP) during 2003 to 2004. Immunofluorescence assay was performed and 31 samples (39...
March 2016: Acta Tropica
Sriram Pothapregada, Banupriya Kamalakannan, Mahalakshmy Thulasingam
OBJECTIVES: To study the clinical profile and outcome of the atypical manifestations of dengue fever in children. METHODS: All children (0-12 y of age) diagnosed and confirmed as dengue fever at a tertiary care hospital at Puducherry, between the 1st of August 2012 and January 31st 2015 were reviewed retrospectively from hospital case records as per the revised World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines 2011 for dengue fever. The diagnosis was confirmed by NS1 antigen-based ELISA test or dengue serology for IgM and IgG antibodies and the data was analyzed using SPSS 16...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Sriram Pothapregada, Banupriya Kamalakannan, Mahalakshmy Thulasingam
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: The indications for platelet transfusion in dengue fever are clearly defined in World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines (2011) for dengue fever, but physicians face practical difficulty in its implementation in an epidemic setting. On one hand there is an intense social pressure created by the panic-struck parents to transfuse platelets in presence of bleeding and on the other hand there is a need for its judicious use as the requirement is more than its availability...
December 2015: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
Madhulika Mistry, Yogesh Goswami, Rajesh K Chudasama, Dhara Thakkar
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Dengue is one of the most important vector-borne viral infection which may lead to haemorrhage or even shock. The present study was conducted with an objective to study the epidemiological and demographic characteristics of dengue disease during the year 2013 in Saurashtra region of Gujarat state, India. METHODS: A longitudinal study was conducted at sentinel surveillance centre for dengue disease at microbiology department of tertiary care hospital in Rajkot, Gujarat from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013...
December 2015: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
Ananda Nisalak
Dengue diagnosis was one of the topics discussed at "the adult dengue" presentations. In this paper, a review is presented focusing on the main challenges of dengue laboratory diagnosis. Accurate and efficient diagnosis of dengue is important for clinical care, surveillance support, pathogenesis studies, and vaccine research. Laboratory diagnosis is also important for case confirmation. Laboratory dengue diagnosis can be performed through virus isolation, genome and antigen detection and serological studies...
2015: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Kumar Vikram, B N Nagpal, Veena Pande, Aruna Srivastava, Rekha Saxena, Anup Anvikar, Aparup Das, Himmat Singh, Anushrita, Sanjeev K Gupta, N R Tuli, Olivier Telle, N K Yadav, Neena Valecha, Richard Paul
Delhi, the capital of India, is an important metropolitan hub for major financial and sociocultural exchanges, offering challenging threats to current public health infrastructure. In recent past, an upsurge of dengue cases in Delhi posed a significant menace to the existing dengue control policies. To reform the control strategies and take timely intervention to prevent future epidemics, an epidemiological study on the proportion of both asymptomatic and symptomatic dengue infections in selected population was conducted...
January 2016: Acta Tropica
Anne-Claire Andries, Veasna Duong, Sowath Ly, Julien Cappelle, Kim Srorn Kim, Patrich Lorn Try, Sopheaktra Ros, Sivuth Ong, Rekol Huy, Paul Horwood, Marie Flamand, Anavaj Sakuntabhai, Arnaud Tarantola, Philippe Buchy
BACKGROUND: Dengue laboratory diagnosis is essentially based on detection of the virus, its components or antibodies directed against the virus in blood samples. Blood, however, may be difficult to draw in some patients, especially in children, and sampling during outbreak investigations or epidemiological studies may face logistical challenges or limited compliance to invasive procedures from subjects. The aim of this study was to assess the possibility of using saliva and urine samples instead of blood for dengue diagnosis...
September 2015: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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