A Return to the Past: The Vital Importance of Autopsies for Infectious Disease Practice in 2011
Francesca Cainelli*, Mpho Setime
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2011
First Page: 118
Last Page: 119
Publisher Id: TOIDJ-5-118
Article History:Received Date: 10/9/2011
Revision Received Date: 21/9/2011
Acceptance Date: 21/9/2011
Electronic publication date: 26/10/2011
Collection year: 2011
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Introduction of clinical guidelines and algorithms, and technical advances in laboratory tests and imaging techniques have apparently improved diagnostic capabilities in infectious diseases substantially in the last three decades, and autopsies and post-mortem studies are seemingly unwarranted in nowadays infectious disease practice. Is this really true?