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Article: Nucleic acid technology and infectious diseases

TitleNucleic acid technology and infectious diseases
Authors
KeywordsDNA technology
Infectious disease
Molecular diagnosis
Issue Date1997
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 1997, v. 3 n. 2, p. 179-185 How to Cite?
AbstractThe past decade has witnessed an explosion in the knowledge of microbial genetics, pathogenesis, and antimicrobial resistance as a result of advances in molecular technology. This has brought important breakthroughs in the management of patients with infectious diseases, as organisms that had previously been difficult to demonstrate in vitro can now be detected by molecular techniques such as the polymerase chain reaction. Not only is rapid diagnosis now possible, but old diseases of uncertain aetiology have been found to have an infective origin, for instance, Whipple's disease. Molecular technology has also contributed greatly to epidemiological studies of outbreaks, understanding antimicrobial resistance, developing new antimicrobial agents, the in vitro synthesis of immunomodulators, production of vaccines, and gene therapy. The limitations of these latest technologies, however, need to be remembered so that they yield meaningful information for patient care.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53437
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279

 

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dc.contributor.authorWong, SSYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWoo, PCYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLuk, WKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYuen, KYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-03T07:19:44Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-03T07:19:44Z-
dc.date.issued1997en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 1997, v. 3 n. 2, p. 179-185en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53437-
dc.description.abstractThe past decade has witnessed an explosion in the knowledge of microbial genetics, pathogenesis, and antimicrobial resistance as a result of advances in molecular technology. This has brought important breakthroughs in the management of patients with infectious diseases, as organisms that had previously been difficult to demonstrate in vitro can now be detected by molecular techniques such as the polymerase chain reaction. Not only is rapid diagnosis now possible, but old diseases of uncertain aetiology have been found to have an infective origin, for instance, Whipple's disease. Molecular technology has also contributed greatly to epidemiological studies of outbreaks, understanding antimicrobial resistance, developing new antimicrobial agents, the in vitro synthesis of immunomodulators, production of vaccines, and gene therapy. The limitations of these latest technologies, however, need to be remembered so that they yield meaningful information for patient care.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.orgen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsHong Kong Medical Journal. Copyright © Hong Kong Medical Association.en_HK
dc.subjectDNA technologyen_HK
dc.subjectInfectious diseaseen_HK
dc.subjectMolecular diagnosisen_HK
dc.titleNucleic acid technology and infectious diseasesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1024-2708&volume=3&issue=2&spage=179&epage=185&date=1997&atitle=Nucleic+acid+technology+and+infectious+diseasesen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, SSY: samsonsy@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailWoo, PCY: pcywoo@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailYuen, KY: kyyuen@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros27281-

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