How to Differentiate between Acute Bacterial and Viral Infection

English: A throat infection which tested negat...

English: A throat infection which tested negative for streptococcus thus presumably due to a viral cause. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Recently, in a research article published in PLOS One, the researchers claim to have successfully tested for a novel Host Immune Protein that is mostly elevated in viral infection and least in bacterial infection.
In the PLOS One study, the ImmunoXpert immune signature was developed and independently validated on a cohort of 1002 patients with acute infections and yielded highly accurate results, with sensitivity and specificity greater than 90%. The best performing host-protein was TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) to diagnose viral infection.
Read more;  A Novel Host Immune Protein for Differentiating between Acute Bacterial and Viral Infection ~ From A Clinician’s Bioscope.

 

 

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